10 interesting facts about telehealth

General practice staff say it adds to their workload

With little Australian research to draw from, here are 10 interesting facts about telehealth, based on the UK experience.

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  1. Uptake is low (two online consultations per 1000 patients, per month).
  2. Most online consultations take place during normal hours.
  3. Repeat prescriptions, test results and fitness-to-work notes are the most common administrative reasons patients use telehealth. 
  4. Musculoskeletal conditions and infections are the most common clinical reasons for consulting.
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