Telehealth uptake in general practice as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  title={Telehealth uptake in general practice as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.},
  author={Centaine L. Snoswell and Liam J. Caffery and Helen M. Haydon and Emma E. Thomas and Anthony C. Smith},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
In March 2020, the Australian Government added new temporary telehealth services to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) to reduce the risk of patient-patient and patient-clinician transmission of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19). Here, the MBS statistics for general practitioner activity and the associated costs are described; a small increase in both activity and costs for the new MBS telehealth items were observed. The opportunities for future research and policy implications are also… 

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