Health apps: a lifeline for Britain’s doctor-shy men

Apr 12, 2017 · thememo.com

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Craving "the human touch".

From app-based GPs like Babylon and PushDoctor to robot surgeons performing minor procedures – the future is already here.

But there’s one thing holding all of this progress back – most people still aren’t sold on the benefits.

Brits are some of the world’s least willing to engage with futuristic healthcare according to a new report on healthcare attitudes by PwC.

Just 39% of British patients are open to trying robots and artificial intelligence in healthcare, compared to 94% of patients in Nigeria.

Sceptics cite "a lack of human touch" as the biggest barrier for them.

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