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Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie says treating people via telephone and online has allowed her to be more efficient with her patients during the pandemic. The president of Doctors Nova Scotia says physicians want to extend virtual care for their patients.
With the payment codes for virtual visits set to expire, doctors say we need a permanent solution.
The pandemic has restructured everything from going to school to work — and, in Nova Scotia, it ushered in virtual medicine.
But the temporary plan the McNeil government adopted to allow doctors to charge for telephone or online visits expires at the end of the month, despite its apparent success with many doctors and patients.
The province has yet to release any data on the uptake in telemedicine.
Virtual medical appointments are due to expire at the end of the month. The head of Doctors Nova Scotia chats about the efforts to extend their life.