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Shared Medical Appointments for Chronic Medical Conditions: A Systematic Review

  title={Shared Medical Appointments for Chronic Medical Conditions: A Systematic Review},
  author={David Edelman and Jennifer R. McDuffie and Eugene Z Oddone and Jennifer M Gierisch and Avishek Nagi and John W. Williams},
screening The stage in a systematic review during which titles and abstracts of articles identified in the literature search are screened for inclusion or exclusion based on established criteria. Articles that pass the abstract screening stage are promoted to the full-text review stage. Allocation concealment The method by which randomization assignment is concealed from participants and investigators before and during the enrollment process. Common processes are central allocation (telephone… 

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