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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Corporate reimbursement policy: Group Visit (Shared Medical Appointment) Guidelines.
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."
A pilot study: Reports of benefits from a 6-month multidisciplinary shared medical appointment approach for heart failure patients.
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.
As part of the Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) initiative, type 2 diabetic patients receiving care at HMC's Internal Medicine Clinic meet once a month for a six month period, known as a cycle, to discuss and learn about diabetic care and how the disease impacts their overall health.
As part of the Shared Medical Appointments initiative, type 2 diabetic patients receiving care at the Internal Medicine Clinic meet once a month for a six-month period, known as a cycle, to discuss and learn about diabetic care and how the disease impacts their overall health.
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. The bookAEs two-column layout offers summary charts, reproducible patient handouts, sample scripts, and assessment questions.
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.
Have more efficient methods of seeing patients, such as shared medical appointments, been implemented or considered by the practice?
The book is flavored by the author's experience with drop-in group medical appointments (DIGMAs) but it also discusses other types of group visits (shared medical appointments).