Telenursing pp 165-177 | Cite as

Telenursing in New Zealand

  • Ian St George
  • Janet Harp
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Primary care nurses have given advice and assessed the severity of symptoms by telephone since telephones were introduced and in 1993 Tisdale29 reported a pilot service in four small New Zealand centers, with nurses answering telephone health queries using simple diagnostic software and health databases. While it was not popular enough to warrant continuing, Tisdale wrote that this type of service “could be a valuable addition to health care services if extended nation-wide.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medibank Health Solutions NZ LtdWellingtonNew Zealand

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