Posts: Shared Medical Appointments

28 02, 2018

Introduction to Shared Medical Appointments

By | 2019-02-21T10:18:43+00:00 February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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
  • […]

9 08, 2016

The doctor will see you ALL now

By | 2017-05-03T12:35:29+00:00 August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

6 05, 2016

Health Care Home and Tobacco Excise the only light in a lacklustre budget for health

By | 2016-12-19T10:14:17+00:00 May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]