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Australian private practice metropolitan telepsychiatry during the COVID-19 pandemic: analysis of Quarter-2, 2020 usage of new MBS-telehealth item psychiatrist services

Looi, Jeffrey; Alison, S; Pring, William; Bastiampillai, Tarun; Reay, Rebecca


Objective: The Australian Commonwealth Government introduced new psychiatrist Medicare-Benefits-Schedule (MBS)-telehealth items in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic to assist with previously office-based psychiatric practice. We investigate private psychiatrists’ uptake of (1) video- and telephone-telehealth consultations for Quarter-2 (April–June) of 2020 and (2) total telehealth and face-to-face consultations in Quarter-2, 2020 in comparison to Quarter-2, 2019 for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/1039856220975294
Access Rights: Open Access


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