Stults CD, McClellan S, Panattoni L, Mazza MC, Tai-Seale M., J Ambul Care Manage. 39(1):23-31., 2016 Jan 01
Cheryl Stults, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist
AbstractWe used activity-based costing to estimate the human resource costs for developing and implementing a program to support shared medical appointments (SMAs) and an additional SMA on cancer survivorship.
In-depth, key informant interviews were conducted to determine completed tasks, personnel involved, and time to complete tasks.
Introducing new providers or a new type of SMA may require relatively modest incremental organizational resources and provider time (<8% of time and about 15% of the finances required to start the initial SMA). Time and cost could possibly be further decreased by leveraging relevant materials from existing SMAs.