Can WA’s telehealth system cope with a surge in demand?
Australians will soon be able to bulk-bill phone or video hook ups with their doctors as health authorities work to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
Telehealth services will be available to the entire population, allowing all Australians to consult remotely with general practitioners, specialists, and mental health and allied health professionals.
But will WA’s telehealth systems cope with an expected surge in demand?
Curtin University School of Public Health professor Suzanne Robinson discussed the risks and rewards of telehealth with Carmen and Michael on Weekend Breakfast
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