News Item – Canada is lagging on ‘virtual’ health care: medical association

Canadians are making unnecessary visits to their doctors’ offices and hospitals as the public health-care system lags behind other countries and the private sector in “virtual” care, according to a task force led by the Canadian Medical Association.

Canada was once considered to be at the forefront of virtual medicine with the introduction of telehealth consultations some 30 years ago, but members of the task force say the country’s public health care systems have failed to adapt as technology has progressed.

Full article at: Global News


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