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Care for a Frequent Medical Problem - Fungus Infections

  • B.-P. Robra
  • H. E. Kerek-Bodden
  • E. Schach
  • S. Schach
  • F. W. Schwartz
  • P. Wagner
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

What do we know about the frequency and management of minor but prevalent health problems in the ambulatory medical care sector? These problems hardly ever are underlying causes of death, they usually do not appear in hospitals, and they do not normally lead to permanent disability. Nevertheless, they may be more than a nuisance to the individual patient, they may determine a considerable share of the overall consumption of services, and they may result in difficult management problems. Headache or vertigo, for instance, seem to be problems of this kind. Using data from a representative survey of contacts with office-based physicians (the EVaS-Study) this paper will describe the prevalence and perceived severity of fungus infections in ambulatory medical care. Some economic considerations will also be given.

Keywords

Representative Survey Female Genital Tract Statutory Health Insurance Principal Diagnosis Fungus Infection 
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© Springer Verlag , Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • B.-P. Robra
    • 1
  • H. E. Kerek-Bodden
    • 1
  • E. Schach
    • 2
  • S. Schach
    • 2
  • F. W. Schwartz
    • 1
  • P. Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentralinstitut für die kassenärztliche Versorgung in der Bundesrepublik DeutschlandKöln 41Germany
  2. 2.Universität DortmundDortmund 50Germany

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