Australian telehealth scheme 'not good enough'

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The Australian Government’s AS$620 million system of telehealth rebates and incentives aims to provide patients in rural and regional areas with remote access to GPs and specialists through videoconferencing between major metropolitan centres and regional clinics, hospitals, and residential aged care facilities. However, the scheme has been roundly criticised by dietitians for excluding non-medical and non-nursing health professionals and for ignoring the opportunity to support remote patient monitoring. Not far enough in Australian Ageing Agenda.