Quality Between Evidence-Based Medicine and Person-Centered Care
Ein interdisziplinärer Austauschgerman translation / full article
An Interdisciplinary Reflexion
Summary: Evidence-based data constitute a crucial part of medical knowledge. Together with professional experience and intuition it develops into the physician’s competence and performance. All three elements are indispensable for medical practice. They form the basis for context-sensitive doctoring and lead to a person-centered quality of care. The more complex the patient’s situation the more are standards replaced by variety, and the more important become experience, intuition and situational action. Quality assessment must consider these specificities of family medicine and thus apply methods which acknowledge subject suitability. Quantitative measurements are to be complemented by qualitative methods to take into account family medicine’s specific epidemiology and phenomenology. In their article the authors focus on this need and report on their longlasting interdisciplinary collaboration between family medicine and social anthropology.