Roland Windt

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PURPOSE Inadequate use of antibiotics can lead to problems such as resistance. Overuse is especially a problem for children, since they are more affected by acute (often virus-caused) infections. While the problem has been addressed internationally over the past several years, regional variations in prescriptions are striking. Therefore, the present study(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess outcomes of a nationwide asthma disease management (DM) program in Germany. A retrospective observational study with propensity-score matching was performed using claims data of sickness funds exclusively. Effects were analyzed on the basis of a match of 317 program participants and nonparticipants with similar(More)
Background Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable disease of the central nervous system. In addition to symptomatic treatment, immunomodulatory and immunosuppressant agents are used to prevent attacks and to influence the course of disease. Objective The goal of this study was to assess the drug use of MS patients in outpatient care considering(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to the aut-idem regulation pharmacies are obligated to substitute medications within the statutory health insurance system to low-priced generics or to dispense the prescribed drug (if only a compound is prescribed low-priced generics have to be dispensed). Since April 1st, 2007 pharmacies have to replace non-rebated by rebated drugs. We aimed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Zolpidem and zopiclone ("Z-drugs") and benzodiazepine hypnotics are reimbursed by the statutory health insurance for short-term use and in exceptional cases for longer periods. A large proportion is prescribed on private prescriptions. The aim of this study was to assess the perceptions of general practitioners (GPs) and community(More)
AIM As of 1 April 2007, pharmacists in Germany filling prescriptions covered by the statutory health insurance system (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung, GKV) are required, whenever possible, to dispense a preparation for which a rebate contract is in effect. The physician can block drug substitution by crossing out 'aut idem' ('or the like') on the(More)
Ziel war es, die aktuelle Versorgung mit starken Opioiden (der WHO-Stufe III) auch bezüglich regionaler Unterschiede und des Anteils opioidnaiver Neuanwender von Fentanylpflastern zu untersuchen. Wir verwendeten Routinedaten der 9,1 Mio. Versicherten der BARMER GEK aus dem Jahr 2011. Für Patienten mit Neuverordnung von Fentanylpflastern, die mindestens 6(More)
Ziel des vorliegenden Beitrages ist es, die geschlechtsspezifische Arzneimittelversorgung in verschiedenen Lebensphasen exemplarisch für jeweils eine relevante Erkrankung zu analysieren. Hierzu wurde eine Kohorte von 1,7 Mio. Versicherten der Gmünder ErsatzKasse (GEK) untersucht, die in jedem Quartal des Jahres 2009 mindestens 1 Tag versichert war. Wir(More)
  • Roland Windt
  • Medizinische Monatsschrift für Pharmazeuten
  • 2011
The anticholinergic effects from botanical preparations of the deadly nightshade family have been used for hundreds of years for the treatment of obstructive airway diseases. Nowadays, derivatives of the plant alkaloids with quaternary ammonium structure, ipratropium bromide and tiotropium bromide, are used, which retain the bronchodilator properties of the(More)
Parenterale Zytostatikazubereitungen verursachen in den letzten Jahren trotz vergleichbar geringer Verordnungsmengen erhebliche Ausgaben in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung (GKV). Bis zum Jahr 2009 wurden solche in Apotheken hergestellte Rezepturen ausschließlich über ein Sammelkennzeichen zu Lasten der GKV abgerechnet. Eine überschaubare Anzahl(More)
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