The expansion of telehealth services was a deliberate strategy to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission between practitioners and patients, so is it working?

According to analysis undertaken by, Research Fellow Health Economics, The University of Queensland, Professor of Telehealth; and Director of the Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland and ssociate Professor in Telehealth and Director of Telehealth Technology, Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland, the answer is that telehealth is indeed reducing the risk. Since March 2020, more than 7 million MBS-funded telehealth consultations have been reported, with the vast majority (91%) being done by telephone.

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