The second in a series of articles about the practical aspects of telehealth, this paper includes information and a case history on the cost-benefits for patients and practitioners using telehealth. The case history demonstrates that telehealth can save travel time for patients, carers and specialists, and can reduce out-of-pocket expenses. The practical aspects of telehealth article series considers the contextual, clinical, technical and ethical components of online video consultations.
Keywords: Medicare telehealth incentive; telehealth; video conference consultation.
© 2013 The Authors; Internal Medicine Journal © 2013 Royal Australasian College of Physicians.