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Mixed methods study of a new model of care for chronic disease: co-design and sustainable implementation of group consultations into clinical practice.


Russell-Westhead M, O'Brien N, Goff I, Coulson E, Pape J, Birrell F
Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2020; 4(1):rkaa003.
PMID: 32211579.


Group consultations are used for chronic conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, but evidence of efficacy for treatment to target or achieving tight control is lacking. Our aim was to establish whether group consultation is a sustainable, co-designed routine care option and to explore factors supporting spread.