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  • Claus Runge
  • The European Journal of Health Economics
  • 1985
Germany witnessed a major paradigm shift in its pricing and reimbursement system on 1 January 2011: while immediate patient access to new pharmaceuticals continues to be guaranteed, free pricing of innovative, non-referencepriced pharmaceuticals will be limited to 12 months. In accordance with the new legislation known as the ‘pharmaceutical market(More)
Satisfaction with care and quality of life (QoL) are indicative of the quality of care of cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to lay a cornerstone for patient-centred quality management by assessing the current status of satisfaction with care and QoL among oncological outpatients in Germany, and by identifying the key factors that determine a(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children in Germany. Approaches to reduce the burden of asthma include patient education to improve self-management skills. STUDY OBJECTIVES We determined whether a continuous Internet-based education program (IEP) as an add-on to a standardized patient management program (SPMP) improves health(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the quality of health care for RA patients in the general population of Germany. METHODS A three-stage population survey was conducted to identify individuals with RA using a health care access panel (18-79 years; n = 70,112). A 20-item postal screening questionnaire of musculoskeletal symptoms and diagnoses was followed by a detailed(More)
In Germany, the seven-valent conjugate vaccine Prevenar is recommended for use in children at high risk of pneumococcal disease. Recent data suggest that giving conjugate vaccine to all children may lead to a decline in pneumococcal disease in unvaccinated adults, a phenomenon known as herd immunity. This analysis evaluated the cost and economic(More)
Menopause is a natural physiological event that usually begins in women between the ages of 48 and 55 years. In many cases, this event is associated with unpleasant somatic-vegetative, urogenital or psychological symptoms. To test the health and social demographic factors (especially household income level) that influence willingness to pay (WTP) for a new(More)
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