shared medical appointment

shared medical appointment

A group visit to a health care facility, in which several patients with common medical problems discuss their needs and concerns with one or more health care providers at the same time.
Synonym: group medical clinic
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The study of 67 referred patients, who were evaluated during a 1-year period with the shared medical appointment (SMA) model, revealed in postsession surveys that not only did all patients agree that the care model would assist in managing their condition, but 95% also thought that the peer-to-peer interaction was "extremely helpful.
Fibromyalgia patients who participated in shared medical appointments staffed by an interdisciplinary team at a rural academic medical center reported high satisfaction with the new care model, according to Nicole M.
A pilot study: Reports of benefits from a 6-month multidisciplinary shared medical appointment approach for heart failure patients.
The group visit model (also called shared medical appointments, chronic care visits, and cluster visits) is one innovation in the field of chronic illness management that shows promise in meeting the growing demands for this type of care.
The premise of the shared medical appointment (SMA), first described in 1974 as a model for well-child consultations, is to provide the educational part of a medical appointment once with a large group of patients rather than repeating the same material over and over again on a one-on-one basis.
Subjects attended a 90-min shared medical appointment focused on falls prevention for three consecutive weeks.
I'm the queen of acronyms, and "MORE' is a great one to describe the shared medical appointment for diabetes care.
This second edition contains a new chapter on population health and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), along with new material on children and adolescents, couples, managing suicide risk, and shared medical appointments.
BOSTON -- Shared medical appointments can work well for patients un dergoing solid organ transplants and for the clinical staff treating them serving as an efficient way to educate several patients in a common setting and giving them the opportunity to interact with others going through a similar experience.
Shared medical appointments allow more patients to be seen in a given period of time and often lead to improved outcomes, as well as greater patient and provider satisfaction.
Shared medical appointments (SMAs), also known as a group visit, are an option in which CKD education is incorporated into medical visits.
In addition to urging adoption of the medical home model and retail clinics, the institute recommended such changes as shared medical appointments, open-access scheduling, more work site wellness programs, and primary care home visits.
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