Shared Medical Appointments: Balancing Efficiency With Patient Satisfaction

The shared medical appointments (SMA) model is a model generally defined as multiple patients being seen as a group by a multi-disciplinary medical care team for follow-up or routine care.  It is being adopted by hospitals to create awareness and counsel individual patients dealing with similar medical conditions. The SMA supplements the traditional physician-patient appointment. SMAs provide individual evaluation and disease management for each patient at the same time that they provide counseling to the patient within a group setting. SMAs are currently used to address diabetes, asthma, ulcerative colitis, MS, cancer, HIV, menopause, insomnia and stress.


North America was the largest region in the healthcare market in 2017, accounting for almost two-fifth of the market share.

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According to The Business Research Company’s Consultant, Nitin Gianchandani, digitalization of information related to patients including their medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and laboratory and test results is being made possible with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). EHRs increase patient participation and improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes.

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NHS was the largest player in the healthcare market in 2017, with revenues of $166.6 billion in 2016. NHS’s growth strategy is to concentrate on fewer specialist of excellence rather than having too many specialist services. It will help them in improving long term safety and quality of their services.


Healthcare products which mainly include drugs and medical equipment are manufactured by several companies and are approved by regulatory authorities. Healthcare services are delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. The provision of healthcare services can be either from private profit-making providers or managed and funded by government agencies.

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