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Re-imaging healthcare delivery in the era of COVID-19
journal contributionposted on 2023-02-20, 03:23 authored by Karen DwyerKaren Dwyer, MJ Axtens, G Egger, J Stevens
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deficiencies of the current healthcare system in terms of a disconnect between primary and tertiary care and increasing subspecialisation, the focus on acute episodic care rather than on prevention in a time where chronic disease prevails and an inefficient use of healthcare resources. Herein, we present the case for an alternative model of healthcare delivery – shared medical appointments – which are efficient, effective and empowering and can be transitioned to the virtual environment successfully. We highlight the barriers to implementation and how these can be overcome.
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Science & TechnologyLife Sciences & BiomedicineMedicine, General & InternalGeneral & Internal MedicineCOVID-19Shared Medical Appointmentschronic diseasepreventative healthSHARED MEDICAL APPOINTMENTSSATISFACTIONHumansPandemicsDelivery of Health CareHealth ServicesPreventionNeurodegenerativeClinical Research8 Health and social care services research8.1 Organisation and delivery of servicesGeneric health relevance3 Good Health and Well Being