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Babylon GP appointment app raises fears of patients 'gaming' system

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'to see if the technology could drive reductions in demand for GP appointments'. Yes, that is why most retailers have apps and easy online access . Because they want to reduce demand for their goods. ha ha. "We found that patients were typically most interested in using the app to speed up GP access, rather than the symptom checker." Joking aside, this does show there is a lot of unmet demand for GP appointments. It might be a minor ailment to us but the patient still wants an opinion from an expert. Can you imagine dentists, opticians, pharmacists, solicitors etc turning customers away ? No. Because the more customers, the more income. We are allowing our knowledge and experience to be underused, when we have a real service which we can offer and people want. Can Pulse do an article on how to start an app and what are the medicolegal basics of online consultations? This could be a new trend in private medicine.

Posted date

25 Nov 2017

Posted time

10:08pm

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