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Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2010;104(7):533-9. doi: 10.1016/j.zefq.2010.07.010. Epub 2010 Aug 8.

[After seven years of National Disease Management Guidelines: quo vadis?].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ), TiergartenTower, Strasse des 17. Juni 106-108, 10623 Berlin.


After seven years the National Disease Management Guidelines Programme (German DM-CPG Programme) that was established under the auspices of the German Medical Association, the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany has been widely accepted by both health care professionals and patients. DM-CPGs are available as tools for knowledge and quality management for widespread chronic diseases showing need for improvement in treatment pathways and coordination between health care providers. The main objective of the German DM-CPG Programme is to establish consensus among the medical professions on evidence-based key recommendations covering all sectors of health care provision and facilitating the coordination of care for the individual patient over time and across interfaces. German DM-CPGs provide a conceptual basis for disease management and integrative care aiming at the implementation of best practice recommendations for prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, chronic care and management aspects for high priority health care topics. Thus, representatives of all disciplines, professions and patients concerned with the topic of an individual German DM-CPG are involved in the development process. The methodology of guideline development is in accordance with international standards. However, the improvement of strategies for effective implementation and continuous update remain challenging. Future work will also focus on content-related aspects such as co-morbidity, gender and migration background.

Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier GmbH.

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