Medical care in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland is one of the best in the world, but health services research in Germany shows time and again that things could be even better!
Too many of our patients do not receive the best possible care based on current medical knowledge. Thereby causing both undersupply and oversupply.
Too often, drugs are prescribed that not only do nothing for the patient, but actually cause harm. Studies suggest that up to 5-10% of all emergency internal medicine hospital admissions are due to side effects of medication. At least half of these hospital treatments would be avoidable! And on the other hand, many drugs with proven benefits are not consistently prescribed.
In order to achieve the best possible treatment, so-called "guidelines'' are published, ideally based on the latest scientific findings. However, these guidelines are often difficult to find in practice, too long and too cumbersome to use. For this reason, we at IWIMED have developed practical, brief guidelines for both doctors and patients.
Doctors are under constant pressure to care for and treat their patients in the best possible way.
At the same time, medicine is constantly changing and the overload of information available makes it difficult to keep up to date. The guidelines available are only suitable to a limited extent. They are often much too long and it is too difficult to find the information you need.
For this reason, the IWIMED brief guidelines were developed. With just a few clicks, they should provide the doctor with the most important information on a specific clinical problem and thus contribute to the best possible treatment of your patients based on current scientific knowledge.
Nowadays patients are exposed to a vast overload of medical information that makes it almost impossible to always make the right decisions.
In addition, medical information is controlled by numerous interests and sometimes also deliberately manipulated. It is therefore necessary to provide the correct information with scientific accuracy and tenacity so that doctors and patients can jointly come to a scientifically sound treatment decision that is individually tailored to the patient.
In order to achieve this goal, we have developed special guidelines for patients that are linguistically and content-wise tailored to the needs of patients. Our goal is to prepare the best available scientific knowledge in these concise guidelines for patients in such a way that they are understandable for everyone and so that the best possible treatment can be achieved for everyone.