A tele future

MJA Insight, online 27 February 2012
Authors: Tim Donovan & Nigel Armfield
“TELEMEDICINE — the use of information and communications technology to provide health care at a distance — has evolved significantly in the past 2 decades.  Now, with the introduction of Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) item numbers for video-based GP-to-specialist consultations, the use of telemedicine is spreading from the public hospital setting to the private sector. MBS items provide an incentive for clinicians to make better use of telemedicine services.”
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