Takeaway tinctures

Michael Tran and Katrina Anderson
Med J Aust 2023; 218 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51822
Published online: 6 March 2023

To the Editor: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic has changed the doctor–patient relationship. The technological revolution that is telehealth has brought undeniable benefits to patients, including greater access and convenience, and more control and empowerment through self‐care.1 There are high satisfaction ratings for patients utilising digital health care technologies.2 Unsurprisingly, there has been an increased uptake in the use of online prescription, referral and medical certificate services where a pre‐existing doctor–patient relationship is not always present.3

  • 1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Australian National University, Canberra, ACT


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