Tobias Freund

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Comparison of physician referral and insurance claims data-based risk prediction as approaches to identify patients for care management in primary care: an observational study
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 14:157. 2013
  2. pmc Strategies for reducing potentially avoidable hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Ann Fam Med 11:363-70. 2013
  3. pmc Identifying factors associated with experiences of coronary heart disease patients receiving structured chronic care and counselling in European primary care
    Sabine Ludt
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:221. 2012
  4. doi Evaluating self-efficacy for managing chronic disease: psychometric properties of the six-item Self-Efficacy Scale in Germany
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:39-43. 2013
  5. doi Patterns of multimorbidity in primary care patients at high risk of future hospitalization
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Popul Health Manag 15:119-24. 2012
  6. doi [Health screening and vaccination status--results from a patient survey in German general practices]
    T Freund
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Gesundheitswesen 72:804-7. 2010
  7. ncbi [Practice-based home visit and telephone monitoring of chronic heart failure patients: rationale, design and practical application of monitoring lists in the HICMan trial]
    Tobias Freund
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Heidelberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:434-45. 2011
  8. ncbi Identification of patients likely to benefit from care management programs
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Manag Care 17:345-52. 2011
  9. pmc Primary care practice-based care management for chronically ill patients (PraCMan): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN56104508]
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Trials 12:163. 2011
  10. doi [Characteristics of beneficiaries of a GP-centred health care contract in Germany]
    Tobias Freund
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 105:808-11. 2010

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Comparison of physician referral and insurance claims data-based risk prediction as approaches to identify patients for care management in primary care: an observational study
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 14:157. 2013
    ..This study aimed to compare hospitalization and mortality rates of patients identified for CM either by treating primary care physicians (PCPs) or predictive modelling software for hospitalization risk (PM)...
  2. pmc Strategies for reducing potentially avoidable hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Ann Fam Med 11:363-70. 2013
    ..This study explores the complex causality of such hospitalizations from the perspective of primary care physicians...
  3. pmc Identifying factors associated with experiences of coronary heart disease patients receiving structured chronic care and counselling in European primary care
    Sabine Ludt
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:221. 2012
    ..In patients suffering from coronary heart disease (CHD), factors associated with patients' experiences of receiving structured chronic care and counselling at the patient and practice level were investigated...
  4. doi Evaluating self-efficacy for managing chronic disease: psychometric properties of the six-item Self-Efficacy Scale in Germany
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:39-43. 2013
    ..This study explored the psychometric properties of the German version of the Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease 6-Item Scale (SES6G)...
  5. doi Patterns of multimorbidity in primary care patients at high risk of future hospitalization
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Popul Health Manag 15:119-24. 2012
    ..Care management interventions will have to account for discordant co-occurring conditions such as osteoarthritis and depression...
  6. doi [Health screening and vaccination status--results from a patient survey in German general practices]
    T Freund
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Gesundheitswesen 72:804-7. 2010
    ..Due to the results of our study it has to be discussed whether the health screening "Check up 35" should be regularly accompanied with vaccination counselling...
  7. ncbi [Practice-based home visit and telephone monitoring of chronic heart failure patients: rationale, design and practical application of monitoring lists in the HICMan trial]
    Tobias Freund
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Heidelberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:434-45. 2011
    ..Monitoring lists for heart failure were developed and tested as part of a trial evaluating primary care-based case management of patients with heart failure (HICMan)...
  8. ncbi Identification of patients likely to benefit from care management programs
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Manag Care 17:345-52. 2011
    ..To compare predictive modeling (PM), selection by primary care physician (PCP), and a combination of both as approaches to prospective patient identification for care management programs...
  9. pmc Primary care practice-based care management for chronically ill patients (PraCMan): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN56104508]
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Trials 12:163. 2011
    ..Care management programmes based on health care assistants (HCAs) targeting adult patients with a high risk of hospitalisation may be an innovative approach to deliver cost-efficient intensified care to patients most in need...
  10. doi [Characteristics of beneficiaries of a GP-centred health care contract in Germany]
    Tobias Freund
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 105:808-11. 2010
    ..To date there is limited evidence about the characteristics of their beneficiaries regarding morbidity burden and health care utilization...
  11. pmc Development of a primary care-based complex care management intervention for chronically ill patients at high risk for hospitalization: a study protocol
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Implement Sci 5:70. 2010
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  12. pmc Effectiveness and efficiency of primary care based case management for chronic diseases: rationale and design of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials [CRD32009100316]
    Tobias Freund
    Competence Centre of General Practice, University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:112. 2010
    ..Its effectiveness and efficiency has been evaluated in numerous clinical trials. This protocol describes aims and methods of a systematic review of research on the effectiveness and efficiency of case management in primary care...
  13. pmc Secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart diseases: what factors are associated with health status in usual primary care?
    Dominik Ose
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e51726. 2012
    ..Therefore, this observational study aimed to identify factors which are associated with HRQoL in usual primary care at practice and patient-level...
  14. pmc Primary care physicians' experiences with case finding for practice-based care management
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Manag Care 18:e155-61. 2012
    ..This study aimed to explore how primary care physicians (PCPs) select patients for practice based care management and how risk prediction may complement their case finding...
  15. ncbi Adaptation and psychometric properties of the PACIC short form
    Katja Goetz
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Manag Care 18:e55-60. 2012
    ..Additionally, a short form with 11 items was developed. The aim of this study was to translate this short form into German and examine the psychometric properties among patients with a chronic illness in Germany...
  16. doi The impact of perceived social support and sense of coherence on health-related quality of life in multimorbid primary care patients
    Ines Vogel
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Chronic Illn 8:296-307. 2012
    ..It emerged as a significant element contributing to the prediction of health-related quality of life. This issue may indicate the importance of internal resources for multimorbid patients...
  17. pmc Predictors of health-related quality of life in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease in European primary care
    Sabine Ludt
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e29334. 2011
    ..This study aimed to assess the HRQoL of this patient group and to investigate the impact of both patients' characteristics and practice quality scores on their assessments of HRQoL...
  18. doi Measuring organizational attributes in primary care: a validation study in Germany
    Dominik Ose
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:1289-94. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the validity of a translated and culturally adapted German version of the SOAPC...
  19. pmc Health related quality of life and comorbidity. A descriptive analysis comparing EQ-5D dimensions of patients in the German disease management program for type 2 diabetes and patients in routine care
    Dominik Ose
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:179. 2011
    ..However, it remains unclear which dimensions of HRQoL are influenced by the DMP. The aim of this study was to explore the HRQoL dimensions of patients with type 2 diabetes in the German DMP and patients in routine care (RC)...
  20. doi [Barriers to evidence-based medicine encountered among GPs - an issue based on misunderstanding? A qualitative study in the general practice setting]
    Regine Bölter
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Voßstraße 2, Gebäude 37, 69115 Heidelberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 104:661-6. 2010
    ..It must be made clear that guidelines are not intended as normative demands for a specific therapy for every patient, but are rather meant to assist the physician with his struggle for the best therapy for individual patients...
  21. doi Tailored Implementation for Chronic Diseases (TICD): a protocol for process evaluation in cluster randomized controlled trials in five European countries
    Cornelia Jäger
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Voßstraße 2, GEB, 37, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Trials 15:87. 2014
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  22. pmc Let's talk about medication: concordance in rating medication adherence among multimorbid patients and their general practitioners
    Dominik Ose
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    Patient Prefer Adherence 6:839-45. 2012
    ..This study aimed to explore the extent and predictors of patient - provider concordance in rating medication adherence in patients with multiple chronic conditions...
  23. doi A tailored implementation intervention to implement recommendations addressing polypharmacy in multimorbid patients: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Cornelia Jäger
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, Heidelberg 69115, Germany
    Trials 14:420. 2013
    ..This study is part of the European Tailored Interventions for Chronic Diseases project, which aims at contributing knowledge about the methods used for tailoring...
  24. pmc Video-assisted feedback in general practice internships using German general practitioner's guidelines
    Regine Bölter
    Dept of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    GMS Z Med Ausbild 29:Doc68. 2012
    ..Video-feedback is already successful used in medical teaching in Germany and abroad. This feasibility study aims at assessing the practicability of video-assisted feedback as a teaching method during internship in general practice...
  25. ncbi Family practice web sites: new perspectives for patient care and health information?
    Tobias Freund
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Fam Med 42:501-6. 2010
    ..To determine the content and quality of family medicine Web sites, we performed a cross-sectional study on a large sample of family practices' Web sites in Berlin, Germany...
  26. doi [Involvement of doctors' assistants in primary care for patients with long-term conditions. General practitioners' (GPs) perception of barriers and opportunities--a qualitative study]
    Regine Bölter
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 105:7-12. 2010
    ..The aim of this qualitative study was to reveal perceived barriers and opportunities among German general practitioners (GPs) according to the involvement of their assistants in patient care...
  27. ncbi Practice network-based care management for patients with type 2 diabetes and multiple comorbidities (GEDIMAplus): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kayvan Bozorgmehr
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, Gebäude 37, Heidelberg 69115, Germany
    Trials 15:243. 2014
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