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Home-care guidelines for patients with COVID-19
Telehealth consultations between the patient and their usual GP can be used for the following purposes:
Frequency and mode of telehealth consultation (phone or video) will be determined by the management protocol selected based on the patient’s identified risk using clinician discretion. It might be appropriate for a nurse to conduct welfare checks and telehealth consultations depending on the severity of illness, the patient’s risk factors for deterioration and the practice’s business model. Care should be escalated and a clinical review be conducted by the GP if the patient shows any signs of deterioration or if they are not improving.
Additional MBS items are available for services provided for people required to isolate because of a state or territory public health order, including longer telephoneconsultations, and an exemption from the 12-month face-to-face rule. GPs should be familiar with the MBS requirements for these items – refer to COVID-19 Temporary MBS Telehealth Services information, available at www.mbsonline.gov.au
Refer to the RACGP’s Guide to providing telehealth and video consultations in general practice for more information. For patients requiring an interpreter, refer to the RACGP’s Telehealth consultations using an interpreter.
Patients undertaking telehealth consultations should be afforded the same privacy as if they had presented to a general practice. Therefore, the patient should be directed to undertake the consultation in a private space, away from other household members. This will give them the opportunity to raise any concerns with the GP regarding their welfare at home.
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