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Virtual Medical Options May Not Be An All-time Favorite Among Americans

The online medical facilities rampant during the corona pandemic have been instrumental in halting the virus’s rapid spread. However, it was a new challenge and initiative for the medical world as well. Despite initial skepticism, online medical facilities were utilized across the nation during the days when corona was at its peak.

Medical professionals were supposed to work in a fragmented system and extend high-quality medical care. This was a challenge as the medical world was battling a totally new situation.

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However, now that the nation faces a much better situation concerning the pandemic, people are slowly losing their initial interest in offline medical facilities. 

Although a large section is favorable to the prolonged availability of offline facilities, 3 out of 10 participants said otherwise. The survey was carried out by ‘The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Participants in favor of the old practices repeated that the satisfaction of an in-person visit is unlikely from an online version. 

The survey was conducted on 1000 adults and was carried out from 12th to 16th May 2022.

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U.S’s expenditure on health care is more than any other nation; it is almost near to 17 percent of the nation’s GDP. However, these statements alone are unsatisfactory as the country has yet to be in a position to offer quality healthcare. Moreover, the data by OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, informs that the nation shows the lowermost life expectancy among rich countries. Besides, the nation is lagging behind in curtailing its suicide rates among wealthy countries. Also, the obesity rate is above the average standards by OECD.

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