Project Partner

General Practice

Head of Institute:
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Kühlein

Partners within the Project

PRO PRICARE consists of (1) seven research institutes of the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University Clinic Erlangen, (2) four practice networks organized as “Forschungspraxen Franken” and (3) the GWQ ServicePlus AG and the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns, KVB) providing routine data.

The coordinating unit consists of two competence areas working closely together. Scientific coordination will be led by the Institute of General Practice and project management office (PMO) is led by the Erlangen Center for Clinical Studies (CCS).

The external scientific board consists of excellent and renowned international experts in the field of health services research and in research on medical overtreatment:


Acadamic Partners of PRO PRICARE:

 PRO PRICARE practice networks

The research-based practice network „Forschungspraxen Franken“ consists of four practice networks located in rural and urban areas around Erlangen. The practice networks are:

Routine data provider

Both of the following partners committed themselves to provide routine data:

  • GWQ ServicePlus AG. Founded and owned by a group of medium-sized health insurance companies. GWQ is responsible for negotiation and evaluation of selective care contracts and agreements as well as for potential analysis of different forms of health care provisions. Has an extensive data-warehouse and highly specialized analytics working with modern tools for analysis and data mining. The ranges of services include evaluation of selective care contracts, potential analysis for innovative care concepts and also to answer questions related to characteristics of regions or patients.
  • Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVB) is a statutory body under public law. It is one of the healthcare system’s self-administration bodies. The KVB ensures that about 10 million compulsory and voluntary statutory health insurance members in Bavaria can consult a physician/psychotherapist of their own. The KVB represents about 24.000 doctors and psychotherapists. Health services research and evaluation of health care is an important issue. There are intensive cooperation with universities and research institutions.
Contact Research

Institute of General Practice - Research

Dr. phil. Susann Hueber

Universitätsstr. 29
91054 Erlangen


Karin Ertl

Phone: 09131 85-31140
Fax: 09131 85-31141


Postfach 2306
91012 Erlangen