Share of patients that can be managed through virtual care in England 2018

This statistic displays the results of a survey where physicians in England were asked what share of their patients could be managed virtually as of 2018. According to the results, 20 percent of physicians believed they could virtually manage between 21 and 30 percent of their patients, while 12 percent of physicians answered that over half of their patients could be managed virtually.

What proportion of patients in your (practice/workplace) today could be satisfactorily cared for by using virtual consultations?*

Proportion of patients who could be managed virtuallyShare of respondents
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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

July 2018

Number of respondents

178 respondents

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Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The replies to the question was based on the following pre-condition: If reimbursement for virtual care was commensurate with in-person visits

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