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Breaking Down Barriers: Empowering Older Adults Through Telemedicine

The ageing population is rapidly growing across OECD countries. By 2050, the share of the population aged 65 and over is projected to rise from 17.4% in 2017 to a staggering 27.1%. Governments are grappling with the challenge of ensuring that older adults have access to high-quality medical services. Investment in universal access to high-speed internet, can help ensure that everyone can access increased life expectancy, reduced morbidity, and greater well-being associated with telemedicine, explain Ivan Poltavets and Kathryn Hughes.





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