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A clinic for climate therapy for asthma in France. Photo: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

Young people are a lot less satisfied than older generations with the experience of going to the doctor, according to a new Accenture report.

By the numbers: 24% of Generation Z patients said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the convenience of using the traditional health care system, compared with just 4% of Baby Boomers.

  • Gen Z patients were also more dissatisfied than boomers about the ability to ask follow-up questions after an appointment and transparency about which tests would be done.
  • The biggest gaps, though, were in perceptions of the care itself.

Young people were also more likely to choose a provider based on their technological offerings — for example, whether appointments can be made online, or online access to health records.

My thought bubble: There's way too much hype around the idea that some app or whatever is going to turn the health care system upside down.

  • But in terms of the day-to-day patient experience, younger patients do seem to be dragging providers into the online world.
  • And to whatever extent that goes beyond pure convenience and actually promotes changes like better health records or some improved version of telehealth, there's some measurable-but-not-revolutionary chance to make the system work a little bit better.

Go deeper: The hidden cost of telehealth startups

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Neera Tanden withdraws nomination for Office of Management and Budget director

Neera Tanden testifying before the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., in February 2021. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Neera Tanden withdrew her name from nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget after several senators voiced opposition and concern about her qualifications and past combative tweets, President Biden announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: Tanden’s decision to pull her nomination marks Biden's first setback in filling out his Cabinet with a thin Democratic majority in the Senate.

What's ahead for the newest female CEOs

Jane Fraser (L) and Rosalind Brewer. Photos: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images; Rodrigo Capote/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

The number of women at the helm of America’s biggest companies pales in comparison to men, but is newly growing — and their tasks are huge.

What's going on: Jane Fraser took over at Citigroup this week, the first woman to ever lead a major U.S. bank. Rosalind Brewer will take the reins at Walgreens in the coming weeks (March 15) — a company that's been run by white men for more than a century.

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Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccines for 300 million adults by end of May

President Biden. Photo: Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images

President Biden on Tuesday said that ramped-up coronavirus vaccine production will provide enough doses for 300 million Americans by the end May.

Why it matters: That's two months sooner than Biden's previous promise of enough vaccines for all American adults by the end of July.