From fevers to finger jams, health-related incidents almost always come at an inopportune time. The question becomes: Will your child be able to see their doctor? A new survey asked parents around the country how plausible it would be to reach their pediatrician on a moment’s notice. Results were mixed.
The overarching takeaway of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll: Only about half of parents feel confident they can get a same-day appointment with their child’s doctor—53 percent. But the survey indicates parents are willing to take alternative avenues to connect with healthcare providers; 60 percent were confident they could get same-day phone advice from a pediatrician.
While 25 percent of parents believe they’d get an email response from a…
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