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Better Access: Substantial shift to telehealth for allied mental health services during COVID-19 in Australia

Reay, Rebecca; Kisely, Stephen; Looi, Jeffrey


Objective: To quantify the introduction of new, temporary telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items delivered by allied mental health professionals (AMHPs) through the Better Access initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. Methods: MBS-item service data for clinical psychologists, registered psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists were extracted for existing face-to-face, remote videoconferencing and new, temporary telehealth items for the study period...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Health Review
DOI: 10.1071/AH21162
Access Rights: Open Access


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