Telehealth consultation should now be an integral part of outpatient care, especially for rural and remote patients. Telehealth specialist consultation is the preference for most rural and remote patients, especially if supported by a local HCP. Specialist outpatient consultation should incorporate telehealth, with regional on-call specialists providing the same availability for acute telehealth consultation to their catchment hospitals as they provide at their hospital. Providing access to telehealth is an important means of addressing inequity of healthcare for rural and remote patients.
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