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Practo releases Healthcare Map of India, indicates gastric & cardiac among fastest growing health concerns

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Practo, a healthcare platform, has released its annual healthcare findings: Healthcare Map of India 2015 which aims to highlight the key consumer healthcare concerns. The report also highlights the fastest growing concerns to enable the healthcare industry focus on the illness types that ail the population today as well as pro-actively address those that could become the next set of challenges.Practo-healthcare-app

This report is based on search data from Practo which has nearly 40 million appointments per year and over 75 million searches across 200,000 doctors and over 200 specialties.

The total search volume grew over 9 times to 10 million searches a month. The top searched specialties are: dentists, ENT specialists, paediatricians, gastroenterologists and cardiologists.

In Delhi, while the biggest health issues remain gynecology, dermatology and dentistry, while searches for gastroenterology grew by 16 times, ENT was by 9 times and dentistry by over six time.

In Mumbai, in tandem with the national findings, ENT (2.4X), gastroenterology (1.5X) and paediatrics (1X) are the fastest growing healthcare issues. The biggest healthcare issues in the city are dermatology, gynecology and dentistry. In Pune, the biggest healthcare concerns are dermatology, gynecology and dentistry. while the fastest growing healthcare issues include ENT (4.3x) followed by cardiology (4.3x) and paediatrics (3.3 x).

In southern India, Bengaluru’s biggest healthcare concerns are dermatology, paediatrics and dentistry, while the fastest growing healthcare issues include paediatrics (1.8 x) followed by gastroenterology (1.8x per cent) and ENT (1.4x). In Hyderabad, it was dermatology, gynecology and ENT, while the fastest growing healthcare issues include gastroenterology (2.3x) followed by paediatrics (2x) and cardiology (1.7x). In Chennai, dermatology, gynecology and dentistry, while the fastest growing healthcare issues include paediatrics (1.8x) followed by dentistry (1.3x) followed by gastroenterology (1x) was reported.

Other metros like Chandigarh accounted gastroenterology (16.5X), cardiology (15.8X), and urologist (9.4X) are the fastest growing healthcare issues. In Kolkata, in tandem with the national findings, cardiology (3X), gastroenterology (2X), and ENT (1.4X) are the fastest growing healthcare issues. In Jaipur, gastroenterology (15.6X), and urologist (13.3X) and ENT (9.3x) are the fastest growing healthcare issues.

In Ahmedabad, gastroenterology (36.8X), and cardiology (31.3X) and urologist (16.2x) are the fastest growing healthcare issues.

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