Patient belief in overall healthcare improvement due to mHealth 2012

This statistic based on a 2012 survey displays the optimism of patients in regards to mHealth improving their overall healthcare. About 57 percent of those in the emerging markets believed that mHealth applications and services will make healthcare substantially more convenient in the next three years. 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.

Patient optimism of mHealth improvements to overall healthcare as of 2012, by market

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Number of respondents

1,027 patients

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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