Tage der allgemeinmedizin – erfolgsbilanz und (Noch) unerfüllte versprechungen

Translated title of the contribution: Days of family medicine – track record and (Still) unfulfilled promises

Günther Egidi*, Hans Otto Wagner, Sandra Blumenthal

*Corresponding author for this work


Background Since 2004 there are days of family medicine (TdA) in Germany. In 2008 the DEGAM section for continuing medical education defined corresponding criteria. There are now TdA at 17 universities in Germany. The survey carried out was intended to answer the question of whether these requirements are implemented for the TdA or whether they can be implemented at all. Methods All 17 TdA performing departments were surveyed. In addition to the number of speakers and participants there were questions about participation and speaker fees, the share of general practitioners in speakers and moderators and about funding and sponsorship. The evaluation was conducted with Excel. Results The number of participants as well as the speakers diverges considerably, as do the speakers’ fees. The number of participating doctors varies between 50 and 250 (median 83). In 2019 overall 1599 doctors and 954 medical assistants (MFA) partcipated. Family physicians as lecturers were present in less than a third of courses in half of the departments. MFA cannot participate everywhere. Only a lack of sponsorship from the pharmaceutical companies unites all 17 TdA. Conclusion There is still a long way to go to further develop the TdA based on the DEGAM criteria.

Translated title of the contributionDays of family medicine – track record and (Still) unfulfilled promises
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift fur Allgemeinmedizin
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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