Quality of care in diagnosis and therapy of psychological and cognitive comorbidity in coronary heart disease: A prospective, multi-method longitudinal study to assess the healthcare situation in Cologne and develop a general practitioner-based intervention
The design of the intervention will be based on a follow-up study of the MenDis-CHD-I cohort and qualitative interviews with general practitioners. Cross-sectional results from the previous MenDis-CHD-I study indicate that guidelines for the treatment of patients with CHD and mental/cognitive comorbid disorder are not sufficiently implemented. Unrecognised and untreated comorbid mental/cognitive disorders in patients with CHD have a negative impact on health outcomes. General practitioners have been identified in MenDis-CHD I as crucial for the coordination of health care in this patient population.
Duration of the project: 05/2020 – 04/2023
Project funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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