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GP telehealth use in aged care peaked in April, August

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GP telehealth consultations via telephone went up during the peak periods of the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care homes in Victoria and New South Wales but video consults remained steady and low throughout the year, a Macquarie University study has found.

The study funded by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre identified consultations with 22,797 aged care residents across three Victorian and two NSW Primary Health Networks between March 2019 and December 2020.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Ageing Agenda website.



Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2021, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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