- Why a telephone code?
Why a telephone code?
February 19, 2018
- All provinces compensate physicians, to a greater or lesser degree, for non-face-to-face telephone consultation with other health care providers within a variety of health programs.
- Non-face-to-face care service can mean greater access to quality care, better management of chronic disease, and a solution to critical physician shortages in both urban and rural areas. These can also save patient transportation costs and missed work income.
- These services can also avoid unnecessary in-person visits (saving the patient time and cost), and create new practice capacity.