Structured Episode of Care registration in primary care

This website provides epidemiologic data on all diseases and conditions that come to the attention of general practice.

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What this website offers

A large set of epidemiologic data from the FaMe-Net database, freely accessible.
Textbook chapters presenting a disease or clinical syndrome containing epidemiologic data.
Lists of publications made with FaMe-Net data.
More information about FaMe-Net
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Episode of Care registration explained

Learn how doctor-patient consultation in the office results in the registration of data in an Episode of Care in just four infographics.

Historic background

In the Netherlands, almost all inhabitants are listed with a general practitioner (GP) / family physician (FP), who deals with all health problems requiring professional medical care and is the gatekeeper to specialist care. The Dutch health care is explained here.

FaMe-Net is the continuation of two PBRNs, that fused in 2013: the Continuous Morbidity Registration (CMR) Nijmegen, registering epidemiology since 1967, and the ‘Transition Project’, registering since 1985. Both are built around episode registration, in which all information belonging to one health problem comes together in an episode of care

The founding father of the world’s first PBRN (the Continuous Morbidity Registration), was Frans Huygen. He was professor in general practice in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, studying morbidity patterns in families, using data from the CMR. Moreover, he published the first edition of the medical textbook ‘Family Medicine’ in 1978, describing family medicine using data from the CMR. 

FaMe-Net uses TransHis as its electronic patient record. TransHis is only used by the general practices participating in FaMe-Net.

Participating general practices

Currently (2022), FaMe-Net covers 6 general practices with more than 40.000 patients and 30 GPs.

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Current general practicesNumber of enlisted
patients (2021)
Start date of registering
within FaMe-Net
Huisartsenpraktijk Amstelveen-Zuid376917-04-1989
Huisartsenpraktijk Oosterhout1002402-12-2012
Universitair gezondheidscentrum Heijendael504401-01-2013
Huisartsenpraktijk Thermion1143813-05-2013
Huisartsenpraktijk Bast en van Damme125801-06-2019
Wijkgezondheidscentrum Lindenholt927401-01-2021
Previous general practicesNumber of enlisted
patients at end of registration
Start date of registering
within FaMe-Net
End date of registering
within FaMe-Net
Huisartsenpraktijk Franeker (Het Bolwerk)566001-01-199531-12-2016
Huisartsenpraktijk Olst (P. Dijksterhuis)253301-09-200131-12-2018
Textbook chapters

Medical textbook-style chapters of a selection of topics containing epidemiologic data and its

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Incidence of diseases

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Relation between RFE and Episode

Find common outcomes of patients presenting their symptoms / complaints

Episode of Care registration

Episode of Care registration

How Episodes are defined and registered: watch our video with English or Dutch explanation

The ‘Reason For Encounter’ (RFE) explained

The patient’s statement on why to visit the GP

History of FaMe-Net

Evolution of the world’s oldest PBRN

Practices of FaMe-Net

These practices participate in the network

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