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Practical aspects of telehealth: are my patients suited to telehealth?

Authors

  • S. Sabesan,

    1. School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    2. Department of Medical Oncology, Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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  • D. Allen,

    1. Quality Occupational Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • P. K. Loh,

    1. Department of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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  • P. Caldwell,

    1. Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children's Hospital at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    2. Centre for Kidney Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • R. Mozer,

    1. Rehabilitation Medicine, Rankin Park Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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  • P. A. Komesaroff,

    1. Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    2. Monash Centre for the Study of Ethics in Medicine and Society, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • P. Talman,

    1. Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    2. Neurosciences Department, Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    3. Deakin Medical School, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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  • M. Williams,

    1. Department of Child and Adolescent Health, Mackay Hospital, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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  • N. Shaheen,

    1. Aged Care Services, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • and on behalf of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Telehealth Working Group


Correspondence

Odette Grabinski, Policy and Advocacy, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.

Email: telehealth@racp.edu.au

Abstract

The first in a series of articles that demonstrate the practical aspects of telehealth, this paper provides three case studies that examine the suitability of telehealth for patients living in rural and remote areas who require ongoing specialist care.

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