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Few Older Adults Use Direct-To-Consumer Health Services; Many Who Do Don’t Tell Their Regular Provider

January 14, 2024

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5-15 mins
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According to U-M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, the use of direct-to-consumer health services among older adults has great potential to grow. The reason? Convenience. The problem? Only one-third of users told their regular healthcare provider about their new prescriptions. In this article, members of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation share their concerns about the future of online care.

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