Our UK Digital Health Report reveals that 21.8% of people have chosen self diagnosis of their symptoms online because they were unable to get a doctor’s appointment (11%) or because their GP wasn’t available quickly enough (10.8%).
The UK Digital Health Report is comprised of research by Push Doctor into Google search data and a consumer survey of 1013 UK adults, to reveal insight into how consumers use technology to manage and maintain their health in 2015
When asked what they would not be prepared to cancel in order to fit in a doctor’s appointment for a health issue causing them ‘moderate concern’, 47% literally weren’t prepared to get out of bed, saying that they wouldn’t miss the opportunity of a lie in to see their doctor. 50% wouldn’t cancel a gym session, 46% would keep arrangements to meet friends for lunch and 38% wouldn’t even be prepared to rearrange plans for a shopping trip.Download Digital Healthcare Review
The UK league table of health-related internet searches reveals people in Liverpool are the top ‘Googlers’ of health concerns, and are most likely to be researching back pain and depression. People in Essex were found to be most likely to google symptoms of chlamydia and issues to do with reproductive health.View UK Digital Health Report