How do shared doctor visits work?

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Shared medical appointments have been described as an important innovation to improve access to better quality care, especially for chronically ill patients. Proponents claim that shared appointments provide faster access to care, more time with the doctor, support from other patients facing the same illness, better patient and provider satisfaction, and improved efficiency. A video from the Wall Street Journal shows how a shared visit works at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston.
Ellen Andrews