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Assessing telemedicine unreadiness among older adults during COVID-19 pandemic

JAMA Internal Medicine

What The Study Did: This study uses 2018 data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study to assess how common it is for older adults in the United States to be unprepared to access video or telephone telemedicine because of disability or inexperience with technology.

Authors: Kenneth Lam, M.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2671)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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