1 in 3 GP visits now via telehealth: report

Patients have embraced their new way of consulting a GP, Sydney authors say

One in three GP consultations in 2020 were carried out over the phone or video rather than face-to-face, an analysis shows. 

Patients embraced telehealth so enthusiastically that total medical services went up in 2020 despite the pandemic, researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney say.