Background: Chronic diseases are increasing world wide. The chronic care model is a framework to improve the care for chronic ill patients. The goal of this study is to get a survey of the experience and opinions of general practitioners according to the integration of communal resources, one element of CCM. Method: 14 general practitioners were interviewed. Analysis and categorization were carried out with Atlas ti. Results: General practitioners see resources in prevention but also difficulties in organisation, coordination and/or cooperation. Further on, barriers are the huge amount of time and the lacking motivation of the patients in using communal resources. Conclusion: One possible solution may be a "roundtable" of the stakeholders in the community. Further studies with certain emphasis on the relevance of community resources within the bio-psycho-social model of health care for patients with chronic conditions are necessary.
|Translated title of the contribution||Communal resources as one element of the chronic care model: A qualitative study with general practitioners|
|Journal||Pravention und Gesundheitsforderung|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 01.02.2009|