Patient familiarity with terms mobile health or mhealth 2012

This statistic based on a 2012 survey displays the percentage of patients that are familiar with the term "mobile health" or "mHealth", by market. About 63 percent of those in developed markets were not familiar with these terms. MHealth or mobile healthcare has real potential for many consumers, providing improvements in convenience, cost, and quality of healthcare. It also provides an opportunity for doctors to provide better patient care and allow for easier administrative work.

Familiarity with the terms "mHealth" or "mobile health" among patients as of 2012, by market

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Number of respondents

1,027 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

In developing this report, commissioned by PwC, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted two surveys in ten countries: Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the US.

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