Online Doctor Consultations - South Korea

  • South Korea
  • The projected revenue in the Online Doctor Consultations market in South Korea is expected to reach €0.65bn in 2024.
  • This market segment is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 4.33%, resulting in a projected market volume of €0.77bn by 2028.
  • The user penetration rate is expected to be 3.76% in 2024 and is projected to reach 3.83% by 2028.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to amount to €0.34k.
  • In global comparison, the highest revenue in the Online Doctor Consultations market is projected to be generated in the United States, with €4,694.00m in 2024.
  • South Korea is experiencing a surge in demand for online doctor consultations as a result of its advanced digital infrastructure and tech-savvy population.

Key regions: France, Europe, India, United States, United Kingdom

 
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Analyst Opinion

The Online Doctor Consultations market in South Korea has been experiencing significant growth and development in recent years.

Customer preferences:
South Korean consumers are increasingly turning to online doctor consultations due to the convenience and accessibility it offers. With busy lifestyles and long working hours, many individuals find it challenging to visit a physical doctor's office. Online consultations provide a quick and efficient way to seek medical advice without the need to travel, saving time and effort for patients.

Trends in the market:
One notable trend in the South Korean Online Doctor Consultations market is the rising popularity of digital fitness and well-being services. As the population becomes more health-conscious, there is a growing demand for virtual fitness classes, wellness programs, and mental health services offered online. This trend reflects a shift towards holistic healthcare solutions that cater to both physical and mental well-being. Another trend in the market is the increasing adoption of digital treatment and care solutions. South Korea has a well-developed healthcare infrastructure, but online platforms are supplementing traditional medical services by providing remote monitoring, prescription refills, and follow-up consultations. This trend is driven by advancements in telemedicine technology and the desire for more personalized and convenient healthcare experiences.

Local special circumstances:
South Korea has a tech-savvy population with high smartphone penetration rates and fast internet connectivity. This digital readiness has created a conducive environment for the growth of online doctor consultation services. Additionally, the government has been supportive of telemedicine initiatives, introducing regulations to ensure the quality and safety of virtual healthcare services. These factors have contributed to the rapid expansion of the Online Doctor Consultations market in South Korea.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The Online Doctor Consultations market in South Korea is also influenced by macroeconomic factors such as the aging population and the increasing burden on the healthcare system. As the population ages, there is a greater need for accessible and efficient healthcare services. Online doctor consultations help alleviate some of the pressure on traditional healthcare facilities by offering remote solutions for non-emergency medical issues. This shift towards digital healthcare is expected to continue as South Korea grapples with an aging population and rising healthcare costs.

Methodology

Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on revenues and user data of relevant mobile applications and consumer electronics companies.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined through a combined top-down and bottom-up approach, building on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use annual financial reports of key players, industry reports, third-party reports, and survey results from primary research (e.g., the Statista Global Consumer Survey). In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as GDP, population, internet penetration, smartphone penetration, consumer spending, and healthcare spending. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.

Forecasts:

In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption.

Additional notes:

The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war is considered at a country-specific level.

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  • Global Comparison
  • Methodology
  • Demographics
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