JointHealth™ express   May 18, 2021

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) conducted a national survey, in English and French, from January to February 2021. The aim of the survey was to understand the arthritis patient community’s experiences using virtual care services before and during the pandemic as well as their preferences on how virtual care services are delivered in the future. ACE recently published a summary of respondent’s answers to the survey questions, including general high-level findings.

This issue of JointHealth™ insight provides a deeper look at the findings specific to health inequities in virtual care.

We highlight how experiences using virtual care services and access to virtual care services differ among various demographic groups in the arthritis patient community. More specifically, findings from our survey suggest that members of the Black, Indigenous, and people of colour community living with arthritis are facing notable inequities in this area.

We hope that you will take the time to read the survey findings and infographic, and consider sharing them with members of your network.