The doctor will ring you now

  • Allen Gu


Face-to-face consultations between patient and doctor, once the mainstay of healthcare delivery, suddenly presented a potential transmission risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the Australian healthcare system’s adaptations to the pandemic was an increase in the remote delivery of healthcare services, commonly known as telehealth.[1] While telehealth has been a part of healthcare for decades, its use was limited prior to the pandemic, with utilisation restricted to rural and remote patients. Numerous barriers prevented its widespread adoption across medical services.

How to Cite
Gu, A. (2020). The doctor will ring you now. AMSA Journal of Global Health, 14(2). Retrieved from
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