Quarter of German seniors open to online doctor consultation

Monday 18 May 2015 | 20:16 CET | News
A quarter of German internet users aged 65 or older are in principle willing to be consulted by a doctor online, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of IT association Bitkom. One in five respondents from the age of 80 were also open to consultations on the internet. Bitkom CEO Bernhard Rohleder considers online consultations a useful alternative to a visit to the doctor, especially in sparsely populated areas with poor medical care. Three-quarters of the persons asked would not consider getting a consultation over the internet. Such treatment is very restricted due to the ban on

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Companies: Bitkom
Countries: Germany
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