线上医疗好还是线下医疗好? Online medical service or offline medical service, which is better?
A: Hi, Tiffany, What's wrong with you? You looks so tired.
B: Oh, yesterday I caught a cold suddenly and went to the Renmin Hospital. However, I failed to make an appointment with Dr. Smith after lining up for a long time. I waited for a long time, you know, just to be told the attendance is full. It's too annoying.
A: Really? It's too bad. But why do you try to make an appointment online?
B: I never tried. Does this approach have a greater chance of success?
A: Sure, I have used it for a few times. It is convenient and can save a lot of time, especially when we are far from the hospital.
B: It sounds great. But I think there is one shortcoming with the online form. Online medical service is just limited to common ailments, such as catching a cold, which can be treated online at home, while the unusual cases need to be treated in the hospital because sometimes we still need to be inspected by the professional medical devices to know our physical condition.
A: Yes, it is not perfect until now. Although it has some limitations and can't replace the offline one totally, it still shows its great advantage when we confronted with the pandemic of CIVID-19, isn't it? If you go to the physical hospital, you can't guarantee the occurrence of exposing to the viruses and other contagious diseases. Seeing a doctor online at home can help reduce the likelihood of outbreak of epidemic.
B: Well, from this perspective, online medical service is indeed better than the offline one.