Implementing advanced access in a group practice network

Fam Pract Manag. 2004 May;11(5):35-8.


The leadership efforts in this complex process emphasize the importance of communication, education and buy-in to implement advanced access in a group practice network. These key components, along with timely feedback, staff support and necessary resources, are especially significant when the end point and the benefits are not immediately apparent to those directly affected by the change. Once these elements are in place, however, any practice has the ability to establish advanced access, increase its patient base and improve its economic performance.

MeSH terms

  • Appointments and Schedules*
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Family Practice / organization & administration*
  • Group Practice / economics
  • Group Practice / organization & administration*
  • Health Services Accessibility / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Information Services
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Total Quality Management