A Pocketful of Justice: Will Digital Medicine Be Available to the Poor?
Digital medicine—a drug delivered with an ingestion sensor and related data collection system—has potential clinical value, especially for people whose lives are made more disorganized by poverty-related stress. It would be unjust if poor people were effectively barred from this treatment modality. Yet, unless a concerted effort is made to enable access through provision of smartphones to those who cannot afford them, this injustice will aggravate the digital divide in clinical care.
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