Projects terminated

Partial evaluation of the complex intervention program “SBK KardioPro“
Head/Team:Dr. B. Stollenwerk, Prof. Dr. R. Holle, Prof. Dr. Reiner Leidl, C. Becker, S. Witt
Funding:Siemens Betriebskrankenkasse (SBK)
Project partners:Cathleen Wenning, Dr. Doris Weissberger, Dr. Simone Kunz, Bärbel Bächlein, SBK
Duration:01.09.2010 - 31.12.2014
Description:Since 2006, the Siemens Betriebskrankenkasse offers “SBK KardioPro“, an integrated health care concept that encompasses prevention and health care provision for persons at risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and CHD patients.

KardioPro aims at improving process quality (quick access to medical specialists), outcome quality (mortality, cardiovascular morbidity, quality of life) and economic efficiency (“improving quality of medical care while retaining cost neutrality”).
Objectives:Aims of the partial evaluation of KardioPro are to generate consolidated scientific findings about the program goals with respect to effectiveness, utilization and the transfer of evaluation methodology for evidence-based management.
Methods:The analysis will be carried out as non-randomized comparative study (participants vs. non-participants) and will be based on SBK routine data from the years 2007-2009. The intervention group will be comprised of all insured persons, who participate in KardioPro, regardless of their PROCAM-Scores. The control group will be formed from the remaining insured persons between 40 and 90 years, using time dependent propensity scores.Primary target variables of this analysis are the myocardial infarction, stroke, and death of any cause. Furthermore secondary endpoints such as all-cause mortality and costs were considered.