Health care in the metaverse

James Pietris, Yiran Tan and Weng Onn Chan
Med J Aust 2023; 219 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51986
Published online: 3 July 2023

To the Editor: Curtis and colleagues1 describe important implications for consideration as the metaverse begins to affect health care. These implications are particularly salient for individuals with specific physical impairments, especially vision loss.

  • 1 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA



We acknowledge Stephen Bacchi, Joshua Kovoor and Aashray Gupta for their contributions to this work.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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