SYDNEY - AussieJournal -- Medix Global, the international digital healthcare management company, has revealed that almost 1 in 3 (31%) Australians are not conducting regular check-ups for early detection and prevention of diseases, according to a new general healthcare study, conducted by Kantar.

The study, which surveyed 500 Australians aged between 30-59 also revealed the top two diseases that Australians were most concerned about: 1 in 4 Australians were most concerned about cancer, and 1 in 5 were most concerned about cardiovascular diseases, with women (31%) being more worried about cancer and men (25%) being more worried about cardiovascular diseases. In comparison, 13% of Australians listed respiratory diseases, including COVID-19, as the disease they were most worried about.

While around 80% of Australians have expressed confidence in specialists in their explanations provided for understanding the condition, diagnosis and treatment offered, 39% of Australians diagnosed with a serious medical condition do not seek a second medical opinion after being given a diagnosis.

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More than 90% Australians would look for information on new technologies that test and treat cancer and avail them if accessible, and 86% would likely upgrade their policies to cover these technologies.
President and CEO of Medix, Sigal Atzmon (, said that Australians are looking for remote healthcare solutions now more than ever before.
"Covid has changed the way the Australian healthcare landscape operates. We have seen an increase in awareness and demand for digital solutions from our customers seeking healthcare support from the comfort and safety of their homes."

"At Medix, our approach to digital healthcare is based on making medical information more accessible and decisions more informed so that customers can benefit from high-quality health and medical care whenever they need it. Our unique personal medical case management services are provided remotely. This means the customer can be situated anywhere in Australia, they will receive access to a multidisciplinary team of leading global medical experts."

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With respect to the sentiment around digital healthcare, the survey discovered:
  • 2 in 5 Australians have used digital health app in the past.
  • More than 70% of non-users would likely use digital health apps in the future.
  • 49% of Australians have taken part in tele-consultations in the past.
  • 70% of non-participants would likely use tele-consultations in the future.
Further to this, COVID-19 made 66% of Australians more likely to use digital health apps and 76% of Australians more likely to use tele-consultations in the future.

The top three features that Australians want most and say they will definitely use out of a digital health app, and would use in the future, are:
1. Assessing blood test results (48%)
2. Medication reminders and medical calendar (45%)
3. Communicating via text with doctors/nurses (45%)

Bharat Joshi

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