Telehealth – hopefully here to stay

It took 17 years after the invention of the stethoscope before doctors started to use them more widely. Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss who realised that women in the Vienna Hospital would have a lower chance of death after delivery if people washed their hands, was fired for suggesting other doctors do as he said. Consulting patients over the phone has had a similar history in Australia. Services have existed for some time, but… Read More