Dissecting the rise of single-issue telehealth

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In a post-COVID world, telehealth is here to stay, but the RACGP says it is crucial to strike a balance between easy access and quality care...

Professor Mark Morgan, Chair of RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care, said with some telehealth providers only offering this limited range of products, patients are not given a full set of options.
‘Pop-up, narrowly focused health providers are mostly out to sell products rather than focused on holistic health needs of people,’ he told newsGP.
‘Some focus on providing necessary bits of virtual paper in the form of sick notes or referral letters.
‘While these might comply with legislative requirements, they hardly represent thorough medical care or comprehensive information exchange between referrer and specialist.’


Primary care

Health policy

Period14 Mar 2024

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