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Dr Sian Russell
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A shared medical appointment (SMA) model or 'Plus Appointment' for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was developed to promote and embed self-management support and planning between healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and COPD patients. The purpose is to improve healthcare outcomes (e.g. improved COPD symptom management, improved health-related quality of life) and optimise healthcare utilisation (e.g. reduce unnecessary attendances at A&E). The intervention was underpinned by findings from previous work that identified barriers and facilitators to self-management of COPD, and generated ideas and solutions to address these barriers. The SMA intervention is currently being implemented and evaluated and early findings indicate some promise although there are practical and logistical challenges that will need to be addressed.
Author(s): Ogunbayo O, Russell S
Publication type: Note
Publication status: Published
Journal: Academic Health and Science Network: North East and North Cumbria
Online publication date: 01/12/2017
Acceptance date: 29/04/2016