RACGP calls time on faxes and letters

THE RACGP is calling time on the era of the fax machine and the letter, officially telling the government and other health services to catch up and integrate with the electronic communication systems of general practices.

The shift should happen within three years, the college says in a new position statement, citing cases where a lack of timely communication between general practice and other health services have put patient safety at risk.

In one well-known case, a South

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