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In a 2017 consumer survey by American Well, twenty percent of consumers stated they would switch primary care providers to gain access to Telehealth services. In addition the survey found that 50 million Americans said they would choose another PCP if they offered remote visits, up from 17 million in 2015. Of survey responders who have a PCP, 65% expressed interest in video visits.
There were many things of significance that came out of this study. Consumers’ predominately willing to switch doctors were parents of children under the age of 18 and those individuals 35-44 years old. Additionally, 79% of consumers that were caring for an ill or aging family member felt video services would be helpful. In comes remote patient monitoring for chronic conditions. The survey stated that 60% of consumers saying they would see a doctor online to manage a chronic medical problem rose to 67% in the 45 to 64 age group.