German health minister hails success of DMPs (disease management programmes)
This article was originally published in Clinica
Over one million people have signed up to Germany's disease management programmes (DMPs) since their inception in 2001. The programmes, the brainchild of health minister Ulla Schmidt, are aimed at providing optimum care to the chronically ill, whilst cutting health service costs. "Disease management programmes are a model of success, despite all the original opposition to them," Ms Schmidt said last week.