Virtual Healthcare in Canada
The pandemic has led to a transformation in the way different industries function, and the healthcare sector is no exception. Gone are the days when you had to actually step inside a hospital or a clinic to get medical assistance — healthcare is now virtual and a lot more accessible. COVID has made access to healthcare difficult, and 70% of Canadians believe that virtual care is the future.
Environics Research conducted a survey to understand the preferences and attitudes of Canadians when it comes to healthcare and telemedicine. The results of this survey are pretty interesting. Let’s have a look at the key findings:
What’s in Store for the Future?
The numbers are strongly in favor of virtual healthcare, and we’re positive that this isn’t just another trend but a system that’s here to stay. With a couple of reforms in the benefits plans, healthcare can become a lot more accessible to people across all socio-economic strata. A pan-Canadian framework for virtual care will definitely boost virtual healthcare, improving and expanding it at the same time. With this, all Canadians – urban, rural, and indigenous communities can benefit from more choice and convenience when it comes to medical care.