News Item – Uber for doctors: U.K. app hails a GP to your home

Doctor home visits are not well known in Canada. For many, the idea harkens back to another era. But in Britain, the house call has moved into this century.

Now you can hail a doctor as easily as an Uber, using an app called GPDQ, or General Practitioner Delivered Quick.

A few taps on your phone, and a physician will arrive on your doorstep within 90 minutes, according to GPDQ’s website. The doctors are on call from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 365 days a year, and will spend at least 25 minutes with you.

Of course, it comes with a cost. The semi-privatized British health care system allows GPDQ to charge between $190 and $240 Cdn.

Full article: CBC News