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Amid physician shortage, shared visits get a tryout

Boston Globe, December 4, 2008
An ambitious plan by Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates attempts to ease physician shortages, and reduce patient and doctor dissatisfaction over constantly feeling rushed during appointments. Through the plan, physicians see patients only in groups, formally called shared medical appointments. A Harvard Vanguard survey found that 77% of patients who had attended one said they would do so again.