The tab page ‘Relations between Episodes, RFEs and Interventions’ (abbreviated ‘Relations’) shows relations between Episodes, RFEs and Interventions. Two specific interventions can be shown in detail: Prescriptions and Referrals (to primary and to secondary care).
This function can be used for information about the relatedness between Episodes and RFEs of special interest (for example, when pneumonia, breast cancer or infectious conjunctivitis is the final diagnosis, which are commonly presented RFEs?); or to see the final outcomes (Episodes) of a specific RFE (for example, which are common final diagnoses when patients present with (RFE) tiredness, dizziness, cough?). Other relations are also provided with this tab page. For example, data on interventions, prescriptions and referrals according to an Episode of interest. But also, following an RFE of interest (e.g. abdominal pain, vaginal discharge), interventions and referrals can be shown, regardless of the final diagnosis (Episode). This gives insight in results (outcomes) following the entrance that patients provide themselves: the RFE. This adds the patient’s perspective to the traditional ‘doctor’ or ‘diagnosis driven’ perspective in epidemiologic data. Finally, this tab page provides information following a specific intervention (e.g. diagnostic imaging (*41), blood testing (*34) or immunisation (*44)) on the corresponding common final diagnoses (Episodes) or RFEs upon initial presentation.
The tab page ‘Chapters’ presents multiple chapters, each presenting a clinical condition or cluster of symptoms in textbook style. It starts with a description of the clinical course of this condition, next an outline of how the condition is recorded in FaMe-Net, followed by the epidemiologic figures (incidence and prevalence) from the website. Next, each chapter describes how the condition is generally presented in the first encounter, based on the Reasons for Encounter (RFEs). Finally, the chapters describe GPs actions related to this condition, based on interventions performed in all episodes of care. The chapters contain clickable links to data on the website. By reading chapters, the website visitor is guided through several locations on the website containing relevant information concerning this condition. This may help to get familiarised with the possibilities of this data website. Moreover, the text may help in the interpretation of the data and the identification of possible pitfalls.