Can video consultations combat global doctor shortages?

Image copyright Lydia Campbell-Hill Image caption Dr Lydia Campbell-Hill says offering online consultations gave her more family time at home Would you be happy to see your doctor online? Growing numbers of patients seem to be attracted by the convenience. And doctors are also finding it useful as health services come under pressure from growing and ageing populations. Lydia Campbell-Hill, a 35-year-old doctor from Cornwall, England, says switching to online consultations has transformed her life. “As a ‘part-time’ GP [general practitioner] working three days a week, I was doing 39…

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