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OBJECTIVE 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. STUDY DESIGN This observational study was part of the ELSID study (Evaluation of a Large Scale Implementation of disease management programs) in Germany.(More)
This report presents the interesting case of a 50-year-old white man with an unusual benign tumor composed predominantly of a proliferation of atypical endothelial cells combined with a variable inflammatory response. This case represents an instance of the recently renamed entity "histiocytoid hemangioma" in which two organ systems are involved. Both skin(More)
OBJECTIVES 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. STUDY DESIGN Observational study. METHODS A total of 6026 beneficiaries of a statutory health insurance program in Germany served as a sample for patient(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with type 2 diabetes are likely to have comorbid conditions which represent a high burden for patients and a challenge for primary care physicians. 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. (More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk management plays an important role in primary care. In patients at high risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) lifestyle and, where appropriate, medical interventions are recommended in guidelines. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome in clinical practice. This study aimed to assess the HRQoL of this(More)
Care management is seen as a promising approach to address the complex care needs of patients with multimorbidity. Predictive modeling based on insurance claims data is an emerging concept to identify patients likely to benefit from care management interventions. We aimed to identify and explore patterns of multimorbidity in primary care patients with high(More)
Cross-sectoral cancer care is complex and involves collaboration from health care professionals (HCPs) across multiple sectors. However, when health information exchange (HIE) is not adequate, it results in impeded coordination and continuity of care. A web-based personal electronic health record (PEPA) under patients' control, providing access to personal(More)
This study explores the impact of perceived social support and sense of coherence as positive resources for health-related quality of life in multimorbid primary care patients. We analysed cross-sectional survey data on health-related quality of life (EQ-5D), perceived social support (FSozU-K22), sense of coherence (SOC-L9), social demographics and self(More)
BACKGROUND For patients with coronary heart diseases a substantial part of secondary prevention is delivered in primary care. Along with the growing importance of prevention, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an indicator of patient-centered care that has gained increased attention. Different approaches for reorganization in primary care have been(More)
Heart failure (HF) represents an increasing burden on health-care systems because of the aging population. The aim of this study was to explore its costs of care in Germany from the payer perspective and to identify the main drivers. As part of a trial, primary care physicians (PCPs) enrolled eligible patients and documented actual clinical and 12-month(More)