More Providers, Patients Accepting Group Appointments
The number of providers offering shared medical appointments has more than doubled in recent years -- from 6% in 2005 to 13% in 2010 -- as providers and patients increasingly find group visits to be more cost-effective and informative than one-on-one appointments. Patients participating in group visits typically receive physical exams individually before joining a group to talk about the results and other relevant information.
- "Need To See the Doctor? You May Have Company on Your Next Visit" (Park, "Healthland," Time, 8/7).