November 8, 2021– “This study provides a brief look at who telemedicine isn’t reaching: rural populations, those without a spouse or partner, and those with less education, said Abigail Greenleaf, an assistant professor at ICAP at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. “Older adults, who, for myriad reasons, have more challenges getting to in-person appointments than younger counterparts, particularly stand to benefit from expanded telemedicine access,” Greenleaf said. “Centering questions of inequities, as this study did, will help ensure all older adults benefit from this technology. Better understanding video telemedicine use among older adults will benefit their health long beyond the pandemic.”

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