Norbert Donner-Banzhoff

Erika Baum10
Andreas C Sönnichsen7
10Erika Baum
7Andreas C Sönnichsen
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BACKGROUND Implementation of guidelines in clinical practice is difficult. In 2003, the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) released an evidence-based guideline for the management of low back pain (LBP) in primary care. The objective of this study is to explore the acceptance of guideline content and perceived barriers to(More)
BACKGROUND Chest pain raises concern for the possibility of coronary heart disease. Scoring methods have been developed to identify coronary heart disease in emergency settings, but not in primary care. METHODS Data were collected from a multicenter Swiss clinical cohort study including 672 consecutive patients with chest pain, who had visited one of 59(More)
BACKGROUND Chest pain is a common complaint and reason for consultation in primary care. Research related to gender differences in regard to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) has been mainly conducted in hospital but not in primary care settings. We aimed to analyse gender differences in aetiology and clinical characteristics of chest pain and to provide gender(More)
BACKGROUND Although back pain is considered one of the most frequent reasons why patients seek complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies little is known on the extent patients are actually using CAM for back pain. METHODS This is a post hoc analysis of a longitudinal prospective cohort study embedded in a RCT. General practitioners (GPs)(More)
BACKGROUND Chest pain is a common complaint and reason for consultation in primary care. Few data exist from a primary care setting whether male patients are treated differently than female patients. We examined whether there are gender differences in general physicians' (GPs) initial assessment and subsequent management of patients with chest pain, and how(More)
AIM To estimate how accurately general practitioners' (GP) assessed the probability of coronary heart disease in patients presenting with chest pain and analyze the patient management decisions taken as a result. METHODS During 2005 and 2006, the cross-sectional diagnostic study with a delayed-type reference standard included 74 GPs in the German state of(More)
A proper representation of the uncertainty involved in a prediction is an important prerequisite for the acceptance of machine learning and decision support technology in safety-critical application domains such as medical diagnosis. Despite the existence of various probabilistic approaches in these fields, there is arguably no method that is able to(More)
  • Jörg Haasenritter, Damaris Stanze, Grit Widera, Christian Wilimzig, Maren Abu Hani, Andreas C Sönnichsen +3 others
  • 2012
Aim To determine the diagnostic value of single symptoms and signs for coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with chest pain. and hand searching in seven journals were conducted. Eligible studies recruited patients presenting with acute or chronic chest pain. The target disease was CHD, with no restrictions regarding case definitions, eg, stable CHD,(More)
BACKGROUND In chest pain, physicians are confronted with numerous interrelationships between symptoms and with evidence for or against classifying a patient into different diagnostic categories. The aim of our study was to find natural groups of patients on the basis of risk factors, history and clinical examination data which should then be validated with(More)
BACKGROUND Shared decision making (SDM) is a process by which a healthcare choice is made jointly by the healthcare professional and the patient. SDM is the essential element of patient-centered care, a core concept of primary care. However, SDM is seldom translated into primary practice. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the principal means by(More)