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Antibiotic prescribing for acute lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) – guideline adherence in the German primary care setting: An analysis of routine data

Objectives Antibiotic overprescribing in primary care has major impacts on the development of antibiotic resistance. The objective of this study is to provide insight in antibiotics prescriptions for patients suffering from cough, acute bronchitis or community acquired pneumonia in primary care. Methods Data from 2009 to 2013 of electronic health records of 12,880 patients in...

Evaluation of a program to strengthen general practice care for patients with chronic disease in Germany

Stock 1 Petra Kaufmann Kolle 2 Gunter Laux 0 0 Heidelberg University Hospital, Department General Practice and Health Services Research , Marsilius-Arkaden, Turm West, INF 130.3, 69120 Heidelberg

Differences between Practice Patterns of Conventional and Naturopathic GPs in Germany

for this study was received from the ªKomitee Forschung Naturmedizin e.V.ª (KFN) (grant number 4/2001, to Prof. Dr. Gunter Laux). The implementation of CONTENT registry was funded by the German Federal

Prescribing differences in family practice for diabetic patients in Germany according to statutory or private health insurance: the case of DPP-4-inhibitors and GLP-1-agonists

Background The objective of this study was to analyze prescription decisions for family practice (FP) patients with Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) using the case of the incretin mimetics Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-4) inhibitors and Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists dependent on patients’ health insurance status (statutory or private) in Germany. This study is important...

Patient- and provider-related determinants of generic and specific health-related quality of life of patients with chronic systolic heart failure in primary care: a cross-sectional study

Background Identifying the determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with systolic heart failure (CHF) is rare in primary care; studies often lack a defined sample, a comprehensive set of variables and clear HRQOL outcomes. Our aim was to explore the impact of such a set of variables on generic and disease-specific HRQOL. Methods In a cross-sectional...

Osteoarthritis: quality of life, comorbidities, medication and health service utilization assessed in a large sample of primary care patients

Rosemann 0 Gunter Laux 0 Joachim Szecsenyi 0 0 Address: Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg , Vostrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg , Germany Objective: To

Co- and multimorbidity patterns in primary care based on episodes of care: results from the German CONTENT project

Background Due to technological progress and improvements in medical care and health policy the average age of patients in primary care is continuously growing. In equal measure, an increasing proportion of mostly elderly primary care patients presents with multiple coexisting medical conditions. To properly assess the current situation of co- and multimorbidity, valid scientific...

Physician and Patient Predictors of Evidence-Based Prescribing in Heart Failure: A Multilevel Study

Background The management of patients with heart failure (HF) needs to account for changeable and complex individual clinical characteristics. The use of renin angiotensin system inhibitors (RAAS-I) to target doses is recommended by guidelines. But physicians seemingly do not sufficiently follow this recommendation, while little is known about the physician and patient predictors...

Health service utilization patterns of primary care patients with osteoarthritis

Background To assess factors associated with visits to GPs, orthopaedists, and non-physician practitioners of complementary medicine (alternative practitioners) by primary care patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Methods Cross-sectional survey among 1250 consecutively addressed patients from 75 primary care practices in Germany. All patients suffered from OA of the knee or hip...

Diagnosing asthma in general practice with portable exhaled nitric oxide measurement – results of a prospective diagnostic study

Background To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) for the diagnosis of asthma in general practice. Methods Prospective diagnostic study with 160 patients attending 10 general practices for the first time with complaints suspicious of obstructive airway disease (OAD). Patients were referred to a lung function...