To present a patient care evaluation program exemplified
by a rehabilitation clinic for complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM) with focus on aspects of structure
quality, steps of quality assurance and interventions administered.
Methods: Assessment of previously defined criteria
of structure (general characteristics of the facility, staff,
medical equipment and constructional features, medical
concept, continuing care, internal communication) and measures
of quality assurance with the aid of a questionnaire
filled in by the management of the hospital. Development of
internal guidelines for diagnostics and therapy with respect
to relevant diseases. Results: The clinic’s structure profile
describes the indications and contraindications in effect, the
quantity and qualification structure of staff, and the constructional
and medical equipment details. Based on a multidimensional
bio-psycho-social concept the general objectives
of rehabilitation are derived. According to the medical
concept the corresponding diagnostic and therapeutic methods
are presented. Guidelines for treatment were exemplified
by patients with migraine. Conclusion: The structural
features do not fully meet the preconditions valid for the
various indications in rehabilitation. As CAM hospitals define
themselves by the methods of intervention they apply
rather than by the indications to be treated they demand for
an exceptional position.
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