One in three GPs say profits are down with telehealth

The specialty's pandemic 'selflessness' shows with the move to telehealth hitting the bottom line for 35% of GP practices: CommBank report

More than one third of GP practices have reported a fall in profits from COVID-19's telehealth measures, while one in four say the vaccination rollout has also hit their bottom line, a survey shows.

Some 35% of practices say telehealth has “negatively affected” their profitability, and 28% report the same for providing vaccinations, the 2021 CommBank GP Insights Report reveals.

More than half of the GPs surveyed also spent more than they had budgeted for on technology