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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BMJ Blogs: Shared appointments: Medical utopia or dystopia? your thoughts on this one??



Blogger's Note: this is not the first time that this concept of shared medical appt. has been raised - your vote?

BMJ Blogs (full page)

Here in the United States, there is growing interest in exploring the potential value of shared medical appointments, whereby a group of individuals with the same underlying long term condition are seen in the same room by a physician (albeit for much longer appointments than the traditional 8-10 minutes twice a year). more…

  ....Clearly shared medical visits are not appropriate for every scenario, especially for some acute illnesses and when breaking bad news. Nevertheless, sharing an appointment with fellow patients might be of particular value for groups such as cancer survivors, for post-surgery follow-up visits, and also perhaps for minority populations where timely and appropriate access to care at an individual level can be challenging.....

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