Group visits, or shared medical appointments, are a growing trend in chronic disease management. They can be an effective and cost-efficient way to teach self management, deliver comprehensive education and address some of the linguistic and cultural challenges when working with asthma patients.
In this 5 minute podcast hosted by the Asthma Community Network, ACU Associate Director for Programs Lois Wessel, FNP, shares her thoughts on how group visits can be used to improve asthma self-management.
- Comprehensive Asthma Resource List, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
- Shared Medical Appointment advisory, Cleveland Clinic
- Group Visit Starter Kit, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Abstract from Shared Medical Appointments: Facilitating Care for Children With Asthma and Their Caregivers article, Constance L. Wall-Haas, Pamela Kulbok, John Kirchgessner and Virginia Rovnyak