[Between individuality and "evidence-based medicine"--the role of the general practitioner within the scope of disease management programs]

Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich. 2003 Jun;97(3):183-7.
[Article in German]


In Germany, the change from the "traditional", experience-based general practitioner (GP) to the evidence-based practising co-ordinator may be accelerated by the introduction of disease management programmes. Here, we will discuss some tools that can help to meet this challenge. Also, a set of requirements will be defined that the health care system will have to provide in support of GPs. Maintaining the relationship between doctor and patient and also allowing for individual care on the basis of evidence-based medicine will remain a challenge.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine / standards*
  • Family Practice / standards*
  • Humans
  • Managed Care Programs*
  • Physicians, Family*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care