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Seniors not ready for virtual health

A man received bad news from a doctor remotely patched in via telemedicine, shown via robot.
A man received bad news from a doctor remotely patched in via telemedicine, shown via robot.
Published: Oct. 17, 2019 at 3:55 PM EDT
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Virtual doctor visits are becoming more common, however, older Americans are more reluctant to make the switch.

A University of Michigan poll finds only 4-percent of seniors had a tele-health visit within the past year.

And more than 80-percent expressed at least one concern about virtual visits, like privacy and quality of care.

But more than half said they'd be willing to *try* tele-health if they got sick while traveling -- or needed follow-up care.

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