Centre for Online Health tracking telehealth consult numbers
The University of Queensland's Centre for Online Health has set up a webpage to track Medicare-funded telehealth activity, with the first month of data showing a huge increase in telehealth consults since the outbreak of COVID-19.
In March, 1.1 million telehealth consultations were delivered with more than 56,000 mental health services given by phone or video conference. The Australian Department of Health made temporary item numbers available on March 13, with more introduced in April.
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