Max Geraedts

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BACKGROUND Normal intellectual and personal development can be expected in early-diagnosed and treated PKU patients. Aim of the study was to analyse quality of life and social status, which are important parameters for an overall estimation of success of treatment apart from intellectual outcome in adult PKU patients. METHODS 67 patients completed a(More)
BACKGROUND Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) has a substantial impact on normal daily activities. Because of the high prevalence it is necessary to evaluate the impact on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL). OBJECTIVE To assess health-related quality of life in patients with RLS. METHODS A total of 519 patients (327 female patients; mean age: 64.2 y)(More)
BACKGROUND One of the tasks of the Federal Co-ordinating Committee, as part of the self-governing health care system in Germany, is to develop clinical performance measures (CPMs). As these measures generally exert a strong impact on health care delivery, their methodological quality should meet the highest standards. OBJECTIVE To develop, for use in the(More)
BACKGROUND Starting in 2005, Germany's health law required hospital quality reports to be published every two years by all acute care hospitals. The reports were intended to help patients and physicians make informed choices of hospitals. However, while establishing the quality indicators that form the content of the reports, the information needs of the(More)
Since 2004 hospitals in Germany publish structured report cards bi-yearly. Content and scope of these mandatory public reports are still under discussion. Therefore we provide an up to date overview on forms and effects of public reports. By enabling transparency, comparative reports on the quality of health care aim at supporting patients to choose better(More)
OBJECTIVE Accreditation of medical practices is widely used as a means to assure and improve medical care quality. Patient experience data contribute to a comprehensive quality assessment; some accreditation programmes therefore include patient surveys. Based on a commissioned work for Stiftung Praxissiegel, a provider of practice accreditation in Germany,(More)
Zur Sicherung der Qualität operativer Leistungen verfügt die deutsche Gynäkologie seit 1996 über eine von der Fachgesellschaft maßgeblich entwickelte Qualitätssicherungsmaßnahme. Deren Kennzeichen ist, dass die Qualität sowohl stationär als auch ambulant erbrachter Operationen in gleicher Weise differenziert anhand von Qualitätsindikatoren bewertet werden(More)
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Optimizing health care according to the “time is brain” concept is recommended by the Local Health Conferences (KGK) in North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2001, KGK managers from six neighboring districts and municipalities founded the "Healthy Lower Rhine Network." In 2003 the network launched the program(More)
Die Initiative „Gesunder Niederrhein ... gegen den Schlaganfall“ zielt darauf ab, das Schlaganfallwissen der Bevölkerung zu verbessern und somit einen Beitrag zur Senkung der Prähospitalzeit bei Verdacht auf Schlaganfall zu erreichen. Eine lokale Expertengruppe im Kreis Wesel einigte sich darauf, erstmals eine Bestandsaufnahme der(More)