New Poll: Confidence in getting same-day medical advice over the phone grows among parents
DETROIT – A national poll from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found about half of parents are very confident they can get a same day appointment with their child's pediatrician.
However, more parents are confident they can get same-day phone advice when their child is sick.
60% of parents polled were more confident in getting advice over the phone. That's compared to 53% of parents being confident in getting in to see the doctor on the first day of a child's illness.
42% of parents also said they would take their child to an urgent care or into an emergency department if their child woke up sick.
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