Posts: Shared Medical Appointments
Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs), or ‘Group Visits’, are “A series of consecutive individual medical consultations in a supportive group setting where all can listen, interact, and learn.”
As such, SMAs are both an individual consultation and an informal group education session, and:
- Increase clinical cost-efficiency
- Use peer support for better outcomes
- Mean not repeating yourself ad nauseum
On Saturday 13th May, ASLM delivered yet another Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) facilitator training workshop in partnership with the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI).
The day was shared with inspiring and passionate health practitioners and workers who were […]
Since childhood, we learned our 1, 2, 3’s through to our A, B, C’s in a classroom setting, engaging with our peers and listening to our teachers. Fast forward to adulthood, and it appears a similar technique via Shared Medical Appointments may be the answer to our chronic disease epidemic.
Saturday 13 May 2017
A quantum leap forward in chronic disease management and treatment
Become an ASLM Registered SMA Practitioner or Facilitator by attending this workshop and follow-up assessment.
The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) has been pioneering Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) in Australasia for some years, including conducting pilot trials and advocating for the concept to be recognised within the current Medicare reimbursement system.
Also known as ‘Group Visits’ or ‘Drop in Group Medical Appointments’ in the US, an SMA is, “A series […]
From the President
Dr Hamish Meldrum, MBChB, DRANZCOG, FRACGP
Reaction to health-related measures in the budget has been swift and insightful. A selection of formal responses to the budget as it relates to health is provided below for your information, and also this excellent summary from The Conversation.
Disappointingly, Tuesday’s […]