GP billings fall more than 25% since COVID-19: AusDoc survey

There is also widespread anxiety about the safety of telehealth consults

GPs are worried about the financial viability of their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a vast majority saying their billings have dropped by at least 25% since the start of the outbreak, an Australian Doctor survey shows.

There is also anxiety about the medico-legal risks of telehealth, with fears over missed diagnoses and patient complaints resulting from its use.

One of the 620 respondents who took part said: "I am worried about AHPRA expecting the same level of care in an ideal world, when in reality, it’s far from ideal."

Read the full results here below.