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27. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Hochdruckliga

Deutsche Liga zur Bekämpfung des hohen Blutdrucks – Deutsche Hypertonie Gesellschaft e. V.

26. bis 29.11.2003, Bonn

Multimodal evidence based knowledge for hypertension: guidelines for physicians and patients plus online education tools

Multimodales evidenzbasiertes Wissen zur Hypertonie: Leitlinien für Ärzte und Patienten plus Online-Fortbildung

Meeting Abstract (Hypertonie 2003)

  • presenting/speaker H.C. Vollmar - Universität Witten/Herdecke Medizinisches Wissensnetzwerk evidence.de der Universität Witten/Herdecke
  • J. Isfort - Universität Witten/Herdecke Medizinisches Wissensnetzwerk evidence.de der Universität Witten/Herdecke
  • N. Koneczny - Universität Witten/Herdecke Medizinisches Wissensnetzwerk evidence.de der Universität Witten/Herdecke
  • B. Floer - Universität Witten/Herdecke Medizinisches Wissensnetzwerk evidence.de der Universität Witten/Herdecke
  • M. Butzlaff - Universität Witten/Herdecke Medizinisches Wissensnetzwerk evidence.de der Universität Witten/Herdecke

Hypertonie 2003. 27. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Hochdruckliga. Bonn, 26.-29.11.2003. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc03hochP33

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Veröffentlicht: 11. November 2004

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Elevated blood pressure is the most significant risk factor for cerebrovascular diseases. Nearly 30% of the adult population in Germany suffer from hypertension; 41% of them are not treated sufficiently. Evidence and web- based guidelines are designed to improve the level of knowledge in a transparent way and on an easily accessible platform.

A literature research was carried out searching international databases for documents concerning hypertension. The identified documents were assessed employing criteria of evidence based medicine, adapted to General Practitioner's (GPs)needs and summarised in a clinical practical guideline (CPG). This CPG was discussed in quality circle of GPs. Suggestions for improvement were integrated before it was published at www.evidence.de. The content of the guideline was also transferred in a simplified language for non-professionals published at www.patientenleitlinien.de. For continuous medical education (CME) internet based tools facilitate additional self tests of the own knowledge level (www.medizinerwissen.de).

With the triad clinical practice guideline for physicians, guideline for patients and caregivers and CME-Tools extensive material for a broad implementation and dissemination is now at hand. The central statements focus on an adequate diagnosis, a reduction of the overall cardiovascular risk, the observation of life style changes and the "first-line"-therapy with thiazide diuretics or betablockers. Three CME theme blocks for hypertension were certified by the Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe.

Information which is easy to handle and easily accessible for doctors and patients is a prerequisite for shared decision making and may constitute an improvement of medical care. Well established internet technology is used to present the respective guidelines. Thus, evidence based knowledge regarding hypertension can easily be adapted for practice information systems and may serve as cornerstones for disease management programmes.