What is the evidence for the effectiveness, appropriateness and feasibility of group clinics for patients with chronic conditions?

Booth A, Cantrell A, Preston L, Chambers D, Goyder E
Record ID 32015001240
Authors' objectives: To examine the evidence for the use of group clinics for patients with chronic health conditions. Group clinics are a form of delivering specialist-led care in groups rather than in individual consultations.
Authors' recommendations: Although there is consistent and promising evidence for an effect of group clinics for some biomedical measures, this effect does not extend across all outcomes. Much of the evidence was derived from the USA. It is important to engage with UK stakeholders to identify NHS considerations relating to the implementation of group clinic approaches.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Chronic Disease
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Quality of Life
  • State Medicine
  • Referral and Consultation
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
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