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While telemedicine holds great promise for making health care more accessible and more cost-effective, there are still some interactions that doctors believe should not take place online or over the telephone. 

A recent survey of 309 doctors conducted by mHealth Intelligence and Aptus Health finds that 88 percent of physicians believe that a bad biopsy result should be delivered to a patient face-to-face, rather than by a less direct method, such as text, email, phone or a video consultation.

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