Focus on diagnostic studies

4. Discussion forum on benefit assessments in the health care system

1. Methodological aspects in the evaluation of diagnostic methods


Diagnostic studies: methodological challenges and definitions of terms (German)

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PD (Private Lecturer) Dr Dirk Stengel Accident Hospital Berlin, Centre for Clinical Research, dirk.stengel(AT)


Transferability of diagnostic studies - Statistics, bias and estimation of diagnostic accuracy

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Professor Dr Jos Kleijnen Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd, York, United Kingdom, jos(AT)


Benefit of diagnostic tests - from surrogate to patient relevance (German)

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Dr Sandra Janatzek Medical Review Board of the Central Federal Association of the Health Insurance Funds, s.janatzek(AT)

2. Diagnostic methods - experiences from clinical practice and a view of the future

Picture of Dr. Stefan Pfister

Reliability of molecular tumour markers in children with medulloblastoma - an example from clinical practice (German)

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Dr Stefan Pfister Molecular Genetics, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, s.pfister(AT)

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Patient stratification: Interactions between diagnostics and therapy (German)

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Professor Dr Hans-Joachim Trampisch Ruhr University Bochum, Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, hans.j.trampisch(AT)


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Diagnostics at any cost - How much (diagnostic) knowledge does a good physician need? (German)

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Professor Dr Norbert Donner-Banzhoff Philipps University Marburg, Department of General Medicine, norbert(AT)

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The value of knowing and not knowing (German)

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Professor Dr Bettina Schöne-Seifert University of Münster, Institute of Ethics, bseifert(AT)

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Does a gain in knowledge without medical consequences mean that SHI is obliged to provide services? (German)

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Simone Wejda - from a patient perspective BAG-Substantive, SubstantiveSpeaker for the patient representatives, Sub-Committee for Methods Evaluation of the Federal Joint Committee, wejda(AT)

Does a gain in knowledge without medical consequences mean that SHI is obliged to provide services? (German)

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Dr. Dominik Roters - from a legal perspective Deputy Executive Director of the Federal Joint Committee, dominik.roters(AT)

Information on the joint discussion forum of the Health Research Council (GFR) and IQWiG  can also be found on the GFR website.

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