Group Medical Appointments: An Introduction for Health Professionals

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 199 pages
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A US licensed clinical social worker introduces group medical appointments (GMAs) as a new type of collaboration between a patient's doctor and a behavioral health specialist, to address the complex needs of the growing population with chronic illnesses. After tracing the evolution of the concept and making a case for its benefits based on patient
 

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Contents

The Right Direction l
3
Benefits for Physicians
21
The Many Faces of Group Medical
31
Outcome Studies
63
Benefits to Patients
77
Benefits to Physicians
101
First Steps A Guide to Setting
115
The Nuts and Bolts
137
Keeping the Census Up
157
Summary
167
Group Medical Appointments
181
About the Author
189
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