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Table 5 Patient Economic Survey

From: Establishing a centralised telehealth service increases telehealth activity at a tertiary hospital

Question Total Individual Responses
I believe that telehealth enables me to save money and time. 25 (93 %)
If the telehealth service was NOT available I would have to travel to Brisbane for the consultation. 24 (89 %)
If the telehealth service was NOT available I or my carer would have to lose..................days off work. 17 (63 %)
 More than 3 days off work   7 (26 %)
 3 days or less off work   10 (37 %)
 Not Working/Not Applicable   10 (37 %)
If the video consultation was NOT available and you needed to travel for the consultation, how much money do you think you have had to spend in out-of-pocket expenses for the trip to Brisbane (i.e. fares, meals, accommodation, fuel, childcare arrangements) 26 (96 %)
 Up to $50   3 (11 %)
 $51 – $300   6 (22 %)
 $301 – $500   3 (11 %)
 More than $500   14 (52 %)
Have you ever needed to travel to a main centre for a consultation in the past? 15 (56 %)
 Brisbane   13 (48 %)
 Toowoomba   1 (4 %)
 Townsville   1 (4 %)
How much money did the last trip cost your family (for fares, meals, accommodation, fuel, childcare arrangements and other extra family expenses)?  
 Up to $50   2 (7.5 %)
 $51 – $300   6 (22 %)
 $301 – $500   2 (7.5 %)
 More than $500   4 (15 %)
 Cannot Recall   1 (4 %)
How much money did you get back from the PTSS (Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme)?   
 No Claim Submitted   6 (22 %)
 Less than 10 %   2 (7.5 %)
 11 % – 30 %   4 (15 %)
 31 % – 50 %   1 (4 %)
 Cannot Recall   2 (7.5 %)