Joachim Szecsenyi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Gender disparities in diabetes and coronary heart disease medication among patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the DIANA study
    Heike U Krämer
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 581, D 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:88. 2012
  2. pmc PalliPA: How can general practices support caregivers of patients at their end of life in a home-care setting? A study protocol
    Katja Hermann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstr 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 5:233. 2012
  3. pmc Palliative patients cared for at home by PAMINO-trained and other GPs - health-related quality of life as measured by QLQ-C15-PAL and POS
    Katja Hermann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Palliat Care 11:13. 2012
  4. pmc Technical support and delegation to practice staff - status quo and (possible) future perspectives for primary health care in Germany
    Elisabeth Urban
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:81. 2012
  5. pmc Evaluation of job satisfaction of practice staff and general practitioners: an exploratory study
    Katja Goetz
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 12:137. 2011
  6. pmc Association between obesity, quality of life, physical activity and health service utilization in primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice, University of Zurich, Ramistr, 100, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:4. 2008
  7. pmc Tailored Implementation For Chronic Diseases (TICD): a project protocol
    Michel Wensing
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Nijmegen, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:103. 2011
  8. pmc Diagnostic accuracy of spirometry in primary care
    Antonius Schneider
    Institute of General Practice, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany
    BMC Pulm Med 9:31. 2009
  9. 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
  10. pmc Are ICD-10 codes appropriate for performance assessment in asthma and COPD in general practice? Results of a cross sectional observational study
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Bergheimer Strasse 147, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:11. 2005

Detail Information

Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Gender disparities in diabetes and coronary heart disease medication among patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the DIANA study
    Heike U Krämer
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 581, D 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:88. 2012
    ..Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common long-term complications in people with type 2 diabetes. We analyzed whether or not gender differences exist in diabetes and CHD medication among people with type 2 diabetes...
  2. pmc PalliPA: How can general practices support caregivers of patients at their end of life in a home-care setting? A study protocol
    Katja Hermann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstr 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 5:233. 2012
    ..The aim of this project is to develop a best practice model for engaging with and supporting family caregivers...
  3. pmc Palliative patients cared for at home by PAMINO-trained and other GPs - health-related quality of life as measured by QLQ-C15-PAL and POS
    Katja Hermann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Palliat Care 11:13. 2012
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  4. pmc Technical support and delegation to practice staff - status quo and (possible) future perspectives for primary health care in Germany
    Elisabeth Urban
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:81. 2012
    ..The aim of this analysis was twofold: First, to explore to what extend German primary care physicians already get support by HIT and non-physician practice staff, and second, to show possible future perspectives...
  5. pmc Evaluation of job satisfaction of practice staff and general practitioners: an exploratory study
    Katja Goetz
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 12:137. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to evaluate the job satisfaction of general practitioners (GPs) and non-physician staff and to explore the elements that may impact on overall job satisfaction for GPs and non-physician staff separately...
  6. pmc Association between obesity, quality of life, physical activity and health service utilization in primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice, University of Zurich, Ramistr, 100, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:4. 2008
    ..To assess the association of obesity with quality of life, health service utilization and physical activity in a large sample of primary care patients with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  7. pmc Tailored Implementation For Chronic Diseases (TICD): a project protocol
    Michel Wensing
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Nijmegen, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:103. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Diagnostic accuracy of spirometry in primary care
    Antonius Schneider
    Institute of General Practice, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany
    BMC Pulm Med 9:31. 2009
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Are ICD-10 codes appropriate for performance assessment in asthma and COPD in general practice? Results of a cross sectional observational study
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Bergheimer Strasse 147, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:11. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the appropriateness of the recorded diagnoses and to determine what diagnostic information is used to guide medical treatment...
  11. pmc Health service utilization patterns of primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research Vosstr, 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:169. 2007
    ..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)...
  12. pmc The added value of C-reactive protein to clinical signs and symptoms in patients with obstructive airway disease: results of a diagnostic study in primary care
    Antonius Schneider
    University Medical Hospital Heidelberg, Dept of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 7:28. 2006
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of clinical signs and symptoms, C-reactive protein (CRP) and spirometric parameters and determine their interrelation in patients suspected to have an obstructive airway disease (OAD) in primary care...
  13. pmc Physicians perceived usefulness of high-cost diagnostic imaging studies: results of a referral study in a German medical quality network
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg
    BMC Fam Pract 6:22. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the physicians' perceived usefulness of high-cost diagnostic imaging in patients with different clinical conditions...
  14. pmc Characteristics and job satisfaction of general practitioners using complementary and alternative medicine in Germany--is there a pattern?
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:131. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to explore differences in personal and practice characteristics, work load and job satisfaction of GPs depending on their use of and attitude towards CAM. Furthermore, predictors for CAM use should be explored...
  15. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - a survey of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:19. 2006
    ..Previous studies have suggested an increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of CAM in German patients with IBD...
  16. doi request reprint [Benchmarking in ambulatory care practices--The European Practice Assessment (EPA)]
    Joachim Szecsenyi
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:404-7. 2011
    ..Furthermore, the results demonstrate that the implementation of total quality management and the re-assessment of the EPA procedure can lead to significant improvements in almost all domains...
  17. pmc Is the job satisfaction of primary care team members associated with patient satisfaction?
    Joachim Szecsenyi
    Department of GeneralPractice and Health ServicesResearch, UniversityHospital, University ofHeidelberg, Germany
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:508-14. 2011
    ..Patients seem to be sensitive to aspects of practice structure...
  18. doi request reprint German diabetes disease management programs are appropriate for restructuring care according to the chronic care model: an evaluation with the patient assessment of chronic illness care instrument
    Joachim Szecsenyi
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Diabetes Care 31:1150-4. 2008
    ..We examined differences as perceived and experienced by patients with type 2 diabetes between those enrolled in a DMP compared with patients receiving usual care in two federal states of Germany...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Case management for patients with chronic systolic heart failure in primary care: the HICMan exploratory randomised controlled trial
    Frank Peters-Klimm
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trials 11:56. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to explore the effectiveness of a new model of CHF case management conducted by doctors' assistants (DAs, equivalent to a nursing role) and supported by general practitioners (GPs)...
  21. pmc Does GPs' self-perception of their professional role correspond to their social self-image?--a qualitative study from Germany
    Iris Natanzon
    Competence Centre of General Practice, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 11:10. 2010
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Asthma patients with low perceived burden of illness: a challenge for guideline adherence
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:846-52. 2007
    ..The reason why many patients seem to tolerate suffering from sub-optimal treated asthma remains unclear. The aim was to evaluate the guideline adherence combined with quality of life of patients with moderate to severe asthma...
  23. 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)...
  24. doi request reprint 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...
  25. pmc Additional impact of concomitant hypertension and osteoarthritis on quality of life among patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care in Germany - a cross-sectional survey
    Antje Miksch
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:19. 2009
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to assess the impact of additional comorbidities on quality of life within a large sample of patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care...
  26. doi request reprint Doctors' assistants' views of case management to improve chronic heart failure care in general practice: a qualitative study
    Rebecca Olbort
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Adv Nurs 65:799-808. 2009
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint [General practitioners' opinion and attitude towards DMPs and the change in practice routines to implement the DMP "diabetes mellitus type 2"]
    Antje Miksch
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:427-33. 2011
    ..The aim was to investigate which practice workflows will have to be changed and what kind of barriers to implement these changes are perceived...
  28. pmc The care of patients with subthreshold depression in primary care: is it all that bad? A qualitative study on the views of general practitioners and patients
    Matthias Backenstrass
    Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Clinic of General Adult Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr, 4, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:190. 2007
    ....
  29. doi request reprint [Needs assessment of a longitudinal training course in vocational training within the Verbundweiterbildung(plus)]
    Marco Roos
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Heidelberg und Kompetenzzentrum Allgemeinmedizin Baden Württemberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:110-5. 2011
    ..In Germany content-related vocational training mostly is the responsibility of the trainees themselves. The aim of this needs assessment is to explore the requirements of a longitudinal training course in vocational training...
  30. doi request reprint Job satisfaction of practice assistants in general practice in Germany: an observational study
    Katja Goetz
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Fam Pract 30:411-7. 2013
    ..Job satisfaction of practice staff is important for optimal health care delivery and for minimizing the turnover of non-medical professions...
  31. doi request reprint 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)...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc Train the Trainer for general practice trainer - a report of the pilot within the programme Verbundweiterbildung plus
    Jost Steinhäuser
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Heidelberg, Deutschland
    GMS Z Med Ausbild 29:Doc43. 2012
    ..Within this article we describe the conception and evaluation of the first TTT-workshop within the programme Verbundweiterbildung(plus)...
  34. pmc How can the practice nurse be more involved in the care of the chronically ill? The perspectives of GPs, patients and practice nurses
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 7:14. 2006
    ....
  35. pmc Impact of quality circles for improvement of asthma care: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:185-90. 2008
    ..New quality improvement strategies include benchmarking activities. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of QCs for asthma care working either with general feedback or with an open benchmark...
  36. doi request reprint Depression, anxiety, and somatoform disorders: vague or distinct categories in primary care? Results from a large cross-sectional study
    Gertraud Hanel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Clinical Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 67:189-97. 2009
    ....
  37. pmc Practice assistants in primary care in Germany - associations with organizational attributes on job satisfaction
    Amina Gavartina
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 14:110. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the job satisfaction of practice assistants and the organizational attributes within their general practices in Germany and to explore the existence of possible associations...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. pmc Which practice characteristics are associated with the quality of cardiovascular disease prevention in European primary care?
    Sabine Ludt
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Implement Sci 8:27. 2013
    ..In this study, we assessed the relationship between structural and organisational practice characteristics and the quality of care provided in individuals at high risk for developing CVD in European primary care...
  41. pmc Questionnaire of chronic illness care in primary care-psychometric properties and test-retest reliability
    Jost Steinhaeuser
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Voßstraße 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:295. 2011
    ..A new instrument called the "Questionnaire of Chronic Illness Care in Primary Care" (QCPC) was developed for use in Germany for this reason. Here, we present the results of the psychometric properties and test-retest reliability of QCPC...
  42. ncbi request reprint 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...
  43. pmc Co- and multimorbidity patterns in primary care based on episodes of care: results from the German CONTENT project
    Gunter Laux
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:14. 2008
    ..The study aims to describe co- and multimorbidity as well as health care utilization based on episodes of care for the study population of the first participating general practices...
  44. pmc Physicians' view of primary care-based case management for patients with heart failure: a qualitative study
    Frank Peters-Klimm
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:363-71. 2009
    ..Practice-based doctors' assistants (equivalent to a nursing role) adopted these new tasks and reported regularly to the employing general practitioner (GP)...
  45. ncbi request reprint [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)...
  46. doi request reprint Pain and osteoarthritis in primary care: factors associated with pain perception in a sample of 1,021 patients
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pain Med 9:903-10. 2008
    ..Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine factors associated with pain intensity in a large sample of OA patients in primary care...
  47. ncbi request reprint Predictors of depression in a sample of 1,021 primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 57:415-22. 2007
    ..The goal of the present study was to assess the prevalence and severity of depression in a large sample of patients with OA and to reveal predictors of depression...
  48. pmc Barriers to guideline implementation and educational needs of general practitioners regarding heart failure: a qualitative study
    Frank Peters-Klimm
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    GMS Z Med Ausbild 29:Doc46. 2012
    ..As part of the development of a tailored curriculum, aim of this study was to identify barriers of guideline adherence and needs for medical education (CME) in HF care...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Effectiveness of a quality-improvement program in improving management of primary care practices
    Joachim Szecsenyi
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    CMAJ 183:E1326-33. 2011
    ..We examined the effectiveness of this program in improving management in primary care practices in Germany, with a focus on the domain of quality and safety...
  52. pmc Applicability of the Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (ACIC) instrument in Germany resulting in a new questionnaire: questionnaire of chronic illness care in primary care
    Jost Steinhaeuser
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, Heidelberg 69115, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:164. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the ACIC Instrument for the German healthcare system...
  53. ncbi request reprint Case management of arthritis patients in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1390-7. 2007
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Expenditure of chronic venous leg ulcer management in German primary care: results from a population-based study
    Uwe Müller-Bühl
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, Vosstrasse 2, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int Wound J 10:52-6. 2013
    ..Summarising, CLU patients in primary care settings place a higher demand on health service utilisation and need nearly one-third higher therapeutical costs compared to venous patients without ulceration...
  55. doi request reprint 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...
  56. pmc 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
    Frank Peters-Klimm
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:98. 2010
    ..Our aim was to explore the impactof such a set of variables on generic and disease-specific HRQOL...
  57. doi request reprint Patients' beliefs about medicines in a primary care setting in Germany
    Cornelia Mahler
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:409-13. 2012
    ..The BMQ assesses patients' beliefs about their individual prescribed medication as well as their beliefs about medicines in general...
  58. pmc A comparison of the workload of rural and urban primary care physicians in Germany: analysis of a questionnaire survey
    Jost Steinhaeuser
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 12:112. 2011
    ....
  59. pmc ELSID-Diabetes study-evaluation of a large scale implementation of disease management programmes for patients with type 2 diabetes. Rationale, design and conduct--a study protocol [ISRCTN08471887]
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:99. 2005
    ..The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of DMP by example of type 2 diabetes in the primary care setting of two German federal states (Rheinland-Pfalz and Sachsen-Anhalt)...
  60. doi request reprint 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. doi request reprint Diuretics for hypertension--an inconsistency in primary care prescribing behaviour
    Thomas Kuehlein
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    Curr Med Res Opin 27:497-502. 2011
    ..The study objective was to look for this discrepancy in prescribing reality as a contribution from clinical practice to an academic debate...
  63. doi request reprint [Perspectives and experiences of vocational trainers in General Practice: a survey in Baden-Wuerttemberg]
    Stefanie Joos
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Heidelberg und Kompetenzzentrum Allgemeinmedizin Baden Württemberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:97-104. 2011
    ..The aim of this survey was to explore perspectives and experiences of GP trainers focusing on their needs in view of a possible qualification course...
  64. pmc Problems and needs for improving primary care of osteoarthritis patients: the views of patients, general practitioners and practice nurses
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr, 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:48. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to identify health care needs of patients with OA and to reveal possible obstacles for improvements in primary care management of OA patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint The impact of concomitant depression on quality of life and health service utilisation in patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vossstr 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Rheumatol Int 27:859-63. 2007
    ..This results in increased health service utilisation. Appropriate treatment of depression would appear not only to increase QoL but also to lower costs by decreasing health service utilisation...
  66. ncbi request reprint Depression and panic disorder as predictors of health outcomes for patients with asthma in primary care
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Respir Med 102:359-66. 2008
    ..However, their impact on health outcomes in primary care patients is less well examined. This study prospectively evaluated the impact of depression and panic disorder on outcomes of primary care patients with asthma over 1 year...
  67. ncbi request reprint Is there a survival benefit within a German primary care-based disease management program?
    Antje Miksch
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Manag Care 16:49-54. 2010
    ..To compare the mortality rate of patients with type 2 diabetes who were enrolled in the German diabetes disease management program (DMP) with the mortality rate of those who were not enrolled...
  68. pmc Rationale, design and conduct of a comprehensive evaluation of a primary care based intervention to improve the quality of life of osteoarthritis patients. The PraxArt-project: a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN87252339]
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:77. 2005
    ..But it remains unclear if these comprehensive evidence based approaches can improve patients' quality of life if they are provided in a primary care setting...
  69. ncbi request reprint [Antihypertensive pharmacotherapy of patients in primary care with either a statutory or private health insurance]
    Gunter Laux
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 104:108-13. 2009
    ..Within this article, the antihypertensive treatment of insurants of the statutory health insurance and the private health insurance is compared with regard to the medical treatment and associated costs...
  70. ncbi request reprint Higher preference for participation in treatment decisions is associated with lower medication adherence in asthma patients
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 67:57-62. 2007
    ..To investigate the interrelations between medication adherence, self-management, preference for involvement in treatment decisions and preference for information in asthma patients in primary care...
  71. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of a German version of the "Satisfaction with Information about Medicines Scale" (SIMS-D)
    Cornelia Mahler
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, Heidelberg, Germany
    Value Health 12:1176-9. 2009
    ..The SIMS was developed to assess the extent to which patients feel they have received enough information about their medicines...
  72. doi request reprint [Interprofessional education for patient-centred practice: development of outcome-focused competencies for a Bachelor Programme Interprofessional Health Care]
    Cornelia Mahler
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 106:523-32. 2012
    ..The manuscript describes the identification process of the outcome-focused competencies for this bachelor degree...
  73. doi request reprint Diuretics for hypertension-reasons for a contradiction in primary care prescribing behavior: a qualitative study
    Henrik Lamers
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 14:680-5. 2012
    ..Thus, the reasons given by the GPs differed from the main arguments of the academic debate. Dissemination strategies for guidelines should take the perceptions and opinions of practicing GPs into account...
  74. doi request reprint [He that knows nothing doubts nothing: availability of foreign language patient education material for immigrant patients in Germany - a survey]
    Jessica Bungartz
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 105:743-50. 2011
    ....
  75. pmc Diagnosing asthma in general practice with portable exhaled nitric oxide measurement--results of a prospective diagnostic study: FENO < or = 16 ppb better than FENO < or =12 ppb to rule out mild and moderate to severe asthma [added]
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Respir Res 10:15. 2009
    ..To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) for the diagnosis of asthma in general practice...
  76. pmc Validation and cultural adaptation of a German version of the Physicians' Reactions to Uncertainty scales
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Medical Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:81. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the validity of a translated and culturally adapted version of the Physicians' Reaction to Uncertainty scales (PRU) in primary care physicians...
  77. pmc The role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Germany - a focus group study of GPs
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:127. 2008
    ..Furthermore, experiences of GPs integrating CAM in their daily practice were explored...
  78. pmc Becoming a general practitioner--which factors have most impact on career choice of medical students?
    Kathrin Kiolbassa
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 12:25. 2011
    ..The factors influencing the career choice of German medical students are poorly understood. This study aims to identify factors influencing medical students' specialty choice laying a special focus on general practice...
  79. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a culturally adapted German version of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC 5A) questionnaire in a sample of osteoarthritis patients
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:806-13. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the validity of a translated and culturally adapted version of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC 5A) questionnaire among osteoarthritis (OA) patients...
  80. pmc Impact of primary care-based disease management on the health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes and comorbidity
    Dominik Ose
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Diabetes Care 32:1594-6. 2009
    ..This study examined the effectiveness of the German diabetes disease management program (DMP) for patients with varying numbers of other medical conditions with respect to their health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  81. doi request reprint Factors associated with physical activity of patients with osteoarthritis of the lower limb
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Vossstr Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:288-93. 2008
    ..To know about factors associated with PA can increase the success of interventions aiming at increasing PA. The aim of the study was to determine predictors of PA in patients suffering from OA to the hip or to the knee...
  82. doi request reprint [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...
  83. doi request reprint [The image of general practitioners' profession in a changing society]
    Iris Natanzon
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, Geb 37, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 104:601-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to explore, which image exists of general practitioners' profession from their viewpoint and which social developments influence their image...
  84. pmc Rationale, design and conduct of a randomised controlled trial evaluating a primary care-based complex intervention to improve the quality of life of heart failure patients: HICMan (Heidelberg Integrated Case Management)
    Frank Peters-Klimm
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:25. 2007
    ..It remains unclear whether a comprehensive primary care-based case management for the treating general practitioner (GP) can improve patients' QoL...
  85. pmc Primary care-based multifaceted, interdisciplinary medical educational intervention for patients with systolic heart failure: lessons learned from a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Frank Peters-Klimm
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trials 10:68. 2009
    ..The aim was to explore the impact of a multidisciplinary educational intervention for general practitioners (GPs) (Train the trainer = TTT) on patient and performance outcomes...
  86. 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)...
  87. doi request reprint [Job satisfaction of general practitioners]
    Katja Götz
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 105:767-71. 2010
    ..In Germany there is a lack of general practitioners (GP) that is forecasted to grow. Against this background a study of job satisfaction is of major interest. The purpose of this study was to analyse the job satisfaction of German GPs...
  88. pmc Development and pilot of an internationally standardized measure of cardiovascular risk management in European primary care
    Sabine Ludt
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg Hospital, Vosstrasse 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:70. 2011
    ..As part of a large project in 9 European countries (EPA-Cardio), we have developed and tested a set of standardized measures, linked to previously developed quality indicators...
  89. ncbi request reprint [Acupuncture--needle-pricking within a complex intervention]
    Stefanie Joos
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:362-7. 2006
    ..Furthermore, it is discussed to what extent unspecific acupuncture effects can be assessed within randomized controlled trials...
  90. ncbi request reprint Use of a patient information leaflet to influence patient decisions regarding mode of administration of NSAID medications in case of acute low back pain
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Spine J 15:1737-41. 2006
    ..The results should help to reduce physicians' fear of losing patients when not following their demand for i.m. injections and therefore enable a safer pain treatment...
  91. ncbi request reprint 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint Impact of age, health locus of control and psychological co-morbidity on patients' preferences for shared decision making in general practice
    Antonius Schneider
    University of Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 61:292-8. 2006
    ....
  93. 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
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint [An evidence-based seminar changes cognition rather than medical students' personal attitudes towards diagnostic uncertainty in a primary care setting]
    Antonius Schneider
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 101:119-23. 2007
    ....
  95. pmc Comparison of AIMS2-SF, WOMAC, x-ray and a global physician assessment in order to approach quality of life in patients suffering from osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:6. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to reveal possible factors which mainly influence general practitioners (GPs) assessment of patients' QoL...
  96. pmc Referrals from general practice to consultants in Germany: if the GP is the initiator, patients' experiences are more positive
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:5. 2006
    ..An additional objective was to examine the impact of purpose regarding the referral and of the referrer on the experiences of GPs and patients...
  97. doi request reprint Assessing reported adherence to pharmacological treatment recommendations. Translation and evaluation of the Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS) in Germany
    Cornelia Mahler
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:574-9. 2010
    ..The MARS-D could be used in routine care to support communication about the medication taking behaviour, as self-report of non-adherent behaviour corresponds to the facts...
  98. doi request reprint [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...
  99. ncbi request reprint [Suspicion of COPD--development of an algorithm for stepwise diagnosis in primary care]
    Antonius Schneider
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Sektion Aligemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Heidelberg
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 99:217-25. 2005
    ..Therefore, an evidence-based algorithm was developed for a stepwise diagnosis of COPD and its different stages in general practice, based on national and foreign guidelines that provide specific advice on diagnostic procedures...
  100. pmc General practitioners' attitudes towards research in primary care: qualitative results of a cross sectional study
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department, of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 5:31. 2004
    ..The results should enable a more successful approach to GPs in further studies...
  101. ncbi request reprint Quality circles to improve prescribing patterns in primary medical care: what is their actual impact?
    Michel Wensing
    Department of General Practice, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 10:457-66. 2004
    ..This study determined the impact of a large-scale programme of quality circles on quality and costs of prescribing...