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Gesundheitswesen. 2004 Apr;66(4):251-64.

[Guidelines for the sociomedical assessment of performance in patients suffering from chronic obstructive lung diseases (COPD) and bronchial asthma].

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Leistungsabteilung oder des Fachbereichs Medizin der Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte, Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

The following guidelines were developed for the medical assessment services of the German Federal Insurance Institute for Salaried Employees (BfA). Starting from day-to-day practice, criteria and attributes to guide decisions for a systematization of the sociomedical assessment of performance in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and bronchial asthma were compiled. The guidelines aim at standardising the sociomedical assessment of performance and help to make the decision-making process more transparent - e. g. for the assessment of applications for decreased earning capacity benefits. Part I of the guidelines gives information on the classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and bronchial asthma and on the number of pensions due to limited earning capacity. The guidelines summarise typical manifestations of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and bronchial asthma and describe the necessary medical information for the sociomedical assessment of performance. Relevant assessment criteria for the medical history, clinical examination, and for diagnostic tests are illustrated.

PMID:
15100942
DOI:
10.1055/s-2004-812974
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