13 Statistics About Telemedicine

October 21, 2020
  1. In Canada, 24% of all healthcare providers offer telemedicine services over email
  2. 9% of family doctors currently offer online appointment booking, while 71% prefer online booking
  3. A 2018 survey conducted with Canadian participants indicates that 8% of the respondents had a virtual healthcare visit, while 69% of the respondents would take the opportunity to have a virtual visit rather than an in-person visit; 37% of the respondents prefer telemedicine services for most of their healthcare consultations
  4. It is reported that between 2012 and 2014, the number of telemedicine visits increased by 45.7%
  5. Telemedicine is convenient and often provides users access to healthcare during weeknights and weekends
  6. Telemedicine helps to cut wait times in urgent care clinics
  7. Telemedicine allows more frequent meetings with a healthcare provider, reducing overall stress on the individual
  8. According to a Canadian study, 99% of patients would electronically visit a doctor again
  9. According to a Canadian study, 98% of patients claim that electronically visiting their doctor was more convenient and felt that the quality of the visits were the same or even better than in-person visits
  10. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the percentage of all medical appointments that were conducted online rose from 20% (before the start of the pandemic) to 60% (during the pandemic)
  11. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a 240% increase in virtual healthcare in Canada
  12. Telemental health saw an increase of 114% with the beginning of the pandemic
  13. 74% of millennials prefer telemedicine visits over in person visits

Sources

https://www.cma.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/News/Virtual_Care_discussionpaper_v2EN.pdf

https://www.cna-aiic.ca/-/media/cna/page-content/pdf-en/telemedicine-fact-sheet.pdf

https://infoway-inforoute.ca/en/solutions/virtual-care

https://blog.medisys.ca/virtual-healthcare-in-canada

https://getstream.io/blog/telemedicine-statistics/