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Need for evidence on telehealth providers

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1332 (Published 08 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1332
  1. Arnoupe S Jhass, honorary clinical research fellow1,
  2. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 6RP, UK
  1. arnoupe.jhass{at}nhs.net

Timely access to a GP is sometimes difficult to obtain, particularly for acute problems, and recruitment and retention problems within general practice clearly need to be addressed to overcome this deficit.1

Online providers are limited by what they can offer in a virtual environment, and there is no concrete evidence that they will help the NHS generate efficiency gains by …

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