Skip to comments.Group Appointments With Doctors: When Three Isn't A Crowd (Oh yay!)
Posted on 03/19/2013 4:12:36 PM PDT by KansasGirl
TUESDAY, March 19, 2013 (Kaiser Health News) When visiting the doctor, there may be strength in numbers.
In recent years, a growing number of doctors have begun holding group appointments seeing up to a dozen patients with similar medical concerns all at once. Advocates of the approach say such visits allow doctors to treat more patients, spend more time with them (even if not one-on-one), increase appointment availability and improve health outcomes.
Some see group appointments as a way to ease looming physician shortages. According to a study published in December, meeting the country's health-care needs will require nearly 52,000 additional primary-care physicians by 2025. More than 8,000 of that total will be needed for the more than 27 million people newly insured under the Affordable Care Act.
Many of use served in the military and went through this. No, thank you.
"Then don't do that. "
Isn’t this already normal at airport security? Everybody around is group-scanned, x-ray’d, and groped.
Followed by gruop gynecological exams. I wonder if they will tell us to “scoot down” individually or if one time will suffice...
Do you know the difference between an oral and rectal thermometers is ?
No HIPPA problems. Just get the patient to sign a waiver in the initial stack of forms. Don’t sign? Don’t get treated. But it’s all voluntary.
As long as they’re treating a group with “similar symptoms”; why bother actually diagnosing each one individually? Simply pick one patient at random, diagnose him or her & make multiple copies of the prescription form. That would be much more efficient. Think of the savings!
We’re in the ARMY now!
“Turn your heads away from each other and cough.”
More probably at the Food Stamp President’s administration .... they are beyond transparent .... opaque.
Private suites for the elite.
Semi-private for the employed w/adequate insurance.
Wards for the rest of us. Curtains, perhaps, but they will be thin, stained and won’t go to the end of the rod.
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