Take Two Aspirin And Skype Me In The Morning

How many of your medical appointments could be done just as easily by video-conference?

Radio Boston talks with Dr. Ronald Dixon of Massachusetts General Hospital, who argues that something like 60 percent of visits could be done on-line. Also weighing in is Dr. Amy Ship, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

My vote: Heck, yes, in many cases. Anything that avoids the endlessly spiraling garages in the Longwood Medical-Industrial Complex is a good thing.

This program aired on August 31, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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Carey Goldberg Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.



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