As the health system comes under increasing strain with COVID-19, it’s getting harder to see a doctor face to face. Checkups and pathology test numbers are down. Internet searches are up.
While Telehealth is beginning to fill the gap (with video appointments now possible between GPs and patients), many people are leaving their Medicare cards in their wallets and turning to Dr Google instead.
If you can ignore the lack of bedside manner, Dr Google is fast, convenient and cheap. But how do you know you’re getting good information online? Medical information can be out of date, unsubstantiated or just plain wrong. READ MORE