April MBS figures show steep rise in consultations by telehealth

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) activity figures for the month of April have revealed a steep rise in the number of consultations delivered by telehealth, comprising 36 per cent of all GP consultations and 37 per cent of specialist consults that month.

The vast majority of GP telehealth was done on the telephone, reflecting similar figures from March. In April, 90.7 per cent of GP consults ware done on the phone compared to 9.3 per cent by video conference.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Telehealth, Centre for Online Health

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