Predictors of dropout in the German disease management program for type 2 diabetes

@inproceedings{Fullerton2012PredictorsOD,
  title={Predictors of dropout in the German disease management program for type 2 diabetes},
  author={Birgit Fullerton and Antje Erler and Boris P{\"o}hlmann and Ferdinand Michael Gerlach},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND To improve and assess the effectiveness of disease management programs (DMPs), it is critical to understand how many people drop out of disease management programs and why. METHODS We used routine data provided by a statutory health insurance fund from the regions North Rhine, North Wurttemberg and Hesse. As part of the German DMP for type 2 diabetes, the insurance fund received regular documentation of all members participating in the program. We followed 10,989 patients who… CONTINUE READING
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