Christopher Schippers's research while affiliated with RWTH Aachen University and other places

Publications (4)

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Background In individuals suffering from a rare disease the diagnostic process and the confirmation of a final diagnosis often extends over many years. Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis include health care professionals' limited knowledge of rare diseases and frequent (co-)occurrence of mental disorders that may complicate and delay the dia...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Patienten mit unklarer Diagnose und Verdacht auf eine Seltene Erkrankung stellen unter anderem Ärzte vor besondere Herausforderungen. Ziel der Arbeit (Fragestellung) Das ZSE-DUO-Projekt will herausfinden, ob die gemeinsame Patientenbetreuung durch einen somatischen Arzt und einen Arzt für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie...
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Background In individuals suffering from a rare disease the diagnostic process and the confirmation of a final diagnosis often extends over many years. Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis include health care professionals' limited knowledge of rare diseases and frequent (co-)occurrence of mental disorders that may complicate and delay the dia...
Conference Paper
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With 263-446 million patients affected worldwide, rare diseases are a global health challenge [1]. As early diagnosis and adequate treatment are often difficult, rare diseases require specialized care. In Germany, care for rare disease patients is often provided at specialized centers (“Zentren für Seltene Erkrankungen”), typically located at unive...

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... Lehne et al. 45 investigated 143 Tracer diagnoses required for CORD-MI and found that the relative frequency of Tracer cases measured using the German national case statistics (NCS) was tracerCase_rel_mean(all) = 294.8 per 100.000 ...