Insurance has partnered with Best Doctors to provide its rural customers with free access to expert medical advice.
"Around 700,000 New Zealanders live in rural communities, but if you live and work outside of the main centre, it's not always easy to access specialist medical advice," said Chris Brophy, Vero’s head of rural insurance.
Best Doctors remotely connects people with health problems to a network of peer-nominated experts from around the world.
“Eighty-six percent of experts encourage second opinions, but often in rural areas, it's hard to even get an initial opinion due to distance and the shortage of doctors," said Mike Morris, Best Doctors New Zealand country manager.
Best Doctors’ services include a remote review of a medical diagnosis and treatment plan, expert advice on existing medical conditions and access to general practitioners online, which it claims to give customers confidence that they and their doctors are making the right clinical decision.
“At this year’s Canterbury A&P show we’ll be talking our customers through the offering and answering questions they have, so they understand the expertise they can access, for free, and how it might make a difference for them in the moments that matter,” Morris said.
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