[Method report 2007 of the Programme for National Disease Management Guidelines--background and content].

Arztliches Zentrum für Qualitit in der Medizin, Berlin.
Zeitschrift fü Arztliche Fortbildung und Qualitatssicherung 02/2007; 101(4):269-81.
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The Programme for National Disease Management Guidelines (German DM-CPG Programme) was established in 2002 by the German Medical Association (umbrella organisation of the German Chambers of Physicians) and joined by the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF)--umbrella organisation of more than 150 professional societies--and by the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (NASHIP) in 2003. The programme provides a conceptual basis for disease management, focussing on high priority healthcare topics and aiming at the implementation of best practice recommendations for prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and chronic care. It is organised by the German Agency for Quality in Medicine, a founding member of the Guidelines International Network G-I-N. 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 healthcare provision and facilitating the coordination of care for the individual patient through time and across interfaces. Within the last year DM-CPGs have been published for asthma, COPD, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. In addition, experts from national patient self-help groups have been developing patient guidance based upon the recommendations for healthcare providers. The article describes background, methods and tools of the DM-CPG programme using the DM-CPG Method Report 2007.

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    ABSTRACT: The program for National Disease Management Guidelines (German DM-CPG program) is a joint initiative of the German Medical Association (umbrella organization of the German Chamber of Physicians), the Association of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF), and of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (NASHIP). The program aims at developing, implementing and continuous updating of best practice recommendations for nationwide and regional disease management programs in Germany. Since 2003, 5 national guidelines and supplementary patient guidelines (topics: asthma, COPD, CVD, diabetic foot syndrome, retinopathy/maculopathy) have been produced by the use of a standardized procedure. The program uses the National Disease Management program, CME and quality management project for nationwide dissemination and implementation. So far 36 out of 150 national scientific medical associations, 4 allied health profession organizations and 12 national consumer organizations have participated in the CM-CPG program. Studies to evaluate the effects of the program on behavior of health care providers and patient outcomes are under way.
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