Health economics evaluation of German gatekeeping programs
In many countries gatekeeping systems where general practitioners control access to specialist care are prevailing and widely accepted. However, especially for the German health care context there is no empirical evidence that these programs are cost-effective or perform better on certain outcomes. Therefore, the objective of this project is to evaluate the health economics performance of general practitioner centred care in comparison to standard care using a state of the art quasi-experimental study design.
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Dr. Jan Zeidler