Issue 02/2009

In this issue you find the following subjects:

  • Übertragung von Studienergebnissen auf den Versorgungsalltag – Die therapeutische Praxis profitiert von der methodischen Vielfalt randomisierter und nicht-randomisierter Forschungsansätze*
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Table of contents (02/2009 - selection)

Commentary / Opinion

  • The Specifity of General practice – and how it is threatened by others and us

    Abstract: History of Medicine of the last 30 years is shown as one of industrialisation and particularisation of those acting within the system resulting into...

    Heinz Harald Abholz

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  • Narrative based Medicine – What it is, what it is good for, and how to put it into practice

    Abstract: Narratives have always been a vital part of medicine. With the rise of „modern” medicine narratives have been more and more neglected in favour of „facts and...

    Peter F. Matthiessen, Stefan Wilm, Vera Kalitzkus

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Original Papers

  • Ergebnisse einer Versichertenbefragung von DMP-Teilnehmern und nichtteilnehmenden Diabetikern

    Is there a selection bias in disease management programmes for diabetes care? Results of a national insurance survey regarding DMP-participants and non-participants

    Background: Since 2003, Disease Management Programmes (DMP) have been introduced in Germany to provide improved care for the chronically ill. The first evaluation data...

    Wolf Kirschner, Thomas Elkeles, Christian Graf

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Health Care

  • – Eine kritische Einschätzung

    Implementation of a skin cancer screening in Germany – some critical reflections

    Abstract: Germany has been the first country implementing a population wide skin cancer screening at the age of 35 on July 1, 2008 – this without evidence of its...

    Heinz Harald Abholz, Günther Egidi, Klaus Giersiepen

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Letters to the Editor


Special Article