Medical service digitization brings greater convenience to people: survey

2021-06-19 02:05:31 GMT2021-06-19 10:05:31(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- A recent survey conducted by China Youth Daily shows more than 94 percent of the respondents have felt greater convenience brought by the digitization of medical services in the country.

According to the survey, 76.7 percent of the 1,519 people polled consider booking or canceling appointments online as the most convenient, followed by the use of digital medical insurance cards (64.5 percent) and online access to test results (59.1 percent).

Nearly 46 percent of the respondents give the thumbs up to more accurate schedules for outpatient visits on an hourly basis that can greatly reduce patients' wait time at the hospital.

Other changes believed to have improved the experience of hospital visits include home delivery of medicines, virtual checkups and remote medical consultation, the newspaper said.

The survey also indicates that more efforts are needed to help the elderly keep up with the digitization tide, as 40.5 percent of those surveyed think there is not enough assistance available to the elderly.

Of the respondents, 43.7 percent were born in the 90s, 37.5 percent in the 80s and 10.8 percent in the 2000s. Enditem