German diabetes management programs improve quality of care and curb costs.

@article{Stock2010GermanDM,
  title={German diabetes management programs improve quality of care and curb costs.},
  author={Stephanie Anja Katharina Stock and Anna I Drabik and Guido Buescher and Christian Graf and Walter Ullrich and Andreas Gerber and Karl Wilhelm Lauterbach and Markus Luengen},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={2197-205}
}
This paper reports the results of a large-scale analysis of a nationwide disease management program in Germany for patients with diabetes mellitus. The German program differs markedly from "classic" disease management in the United States. Although it combines important hallmarks of vendor-based disease management and the Chronic Care Model, the German program is based in primary care practices and carried out by physicians, and it draws on their personal relationships with patients to promote… CONTINUE READING