Prozeduren, die in der Allgemeinmedizin durchgeführt werden - Eine Querschnittstudie

Translated title of the contribution: Procedures Performed in General Practice - A Cross-sectional Study

J. Steinhäuser*, K. Jäkel, J. Szecsenyi, K. Goetz, T. Ledig, S. Joos

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Objective: General practice offers basic medical care to patients. Therefore, general practitioners (GPs) perform a variety of medical procedures. In order to estimate GPs array of services from the perspective of health services research, it is indispensable to know the procedures that are carried out by GPs and identify relevant influencing factors. Methods: Based on the results of a selective literature search, the Medical Association's regulations on specialty training and experiences gained so far in developing the competence-based curriculum for general practice, a questionnaire covering 89 procedures was developed and sent to 1 576 general practitioners all over Germany. Results: The response rate was 42%; 42 of 89 procedures were carried out by at least 50% of the participants. These procedures include the anatomical areas skin, eyes, ears, nose, gastrointestinal tract, urological tract and musculoskeletal system. Significant differences were shown in 25 of the most frequent procedures regarding practices in urban and rural areas, in 9 procedures with regard to the participant's length of occupation in general practice and in 19 procedures regarding male and female participants. Conclusion: This is the first survey that shows which procedures are performed by German GPs and how often they are performed. Factors such as practice location in either rural or urban area, physician's gender and years practiced as GP have been identified as important influences on the spectrum of services provided.

Translated title of the contributionProcedures Performed in General Practice - A Cross-sectional Study
Original languageGerman
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1004-1011
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2017

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  • Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)


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