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Title: Participant and (future) provider experience of Shared Medical Appointments - effective, efficient and empowering.
Epworth Authors: Dwyer, Karen
Other Authors: Axtens, Michael
Ryan Wood Bradley, Ryan
Keywords: Shared Medical Appointments
Transformative Health Care
Lived Experience
Clinical Services
Metabolic Health
Biomedical Parameters
Patient Satisfaction
Health Literacy
Future Providers
Epworth Research, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Health Administration
Academic and Medical Services at Epworth HealthCare
Issue Date: Oct-2022
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2022
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs, also known as Group Consultations) are a transformative model of healthcare delivery which places those with lived experience at the centre. SMAs have been found to be a positive experience with patients and providers due to peer support; greater time to address needs; increased health literacy; a dismantling of the doctor patient hierarchy. The implementation of SMAs clinically in Australia is nascent. Our aims were 1.To develop a clinical service programme utilising the SMA model of healthcare delivery to improve metabolic health. 2.To examine biomedical parameters before and after the programme. 3.To determine participant satisfaction with this model of care. 4.To explore the perspective of future providers (medical students) on SMA as a clinical tool.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Deakin University, School of Medicine
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Comparative Study
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