Video and phone consultations only scratch the surface of what telehealth has to offer

Centaine Snoswell

Research Fellow Health Economics, University of Queensland

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          The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in rapid changes to the way Australians access health care. We’re now using telehealth more than ever. Last week’s federal budget confirmed a six-month extension of Medicare subsidies for telehealth consultations, worth A$2.4 billion. It also included A$18.6 million for the preparation of permanent telehealth infrastructure beyond March 31 ...

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