Patients' embrace of telehealth leads to calls for permanent reforms

The majority of patients offered a telehealth consultation both before and during the coronavirus pandemic have used telehealth and most viewed the service as good quality, a survey by the Consumers Health Forum has found.

The survey backs calls made last week by the Australian Medical Association for COVID-19 telehealth MBS items to be made a permanent feature of the health system as patients embrace telehealth services.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: AMA, Telehealth, Consumers Health Forum

Comments  

0 # Kerry Park 2020-05-28 08:33
Was there/is there a defined cut off date or event trigger for discontinuation of the COVID-19 telehealth MBS items?
0 # Kate McDonald 2020-05-28 08:34
Yes, the items are due to expire on September 30.

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