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Document type:
Article; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't 
Author(s):
Olm, Michaela; Donnachie, Ewan; Tauscher, Martin; Gerlach, Roman; Linde, Klaus; Maier, Werner; Schwettmann, Lars; Schneider, Antonius 
Title:
Impact of the abolition of copayments on the GP-centred coordination of care in Bavaria, Germany: analysis of routinely collected claims data. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: In 2012, Germany abolished copayment for consultations in ambulatory care. This study investigated the effect of the abolition on general practitioner (GP)-centred coordination of care. We assessed how the proportion of patients with coordinated specialist care changed over time when copayment to all specialist services were removed. Furthermore, we studied how the number of ambulatory emergency cases and apparent 'doctor shopping' changed after the abolition. DESIGN: A retrospective...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
BMJ Open 
Year:
2020 
Journal volume:
10 
Journal issue:
Print-ISSN:
2044-6055 
TUM Institution:
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeinmedizin (Prof. Schneider) (keine SAP-Zuordnung!)