The MobilE-Network (MobilE-Net), a network for health services research with clinical and scientific partners and practice partners, was also awarded the second funding phase by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

With the subproject MobilE-ARTH, the Chair of Health Economics is involved in the research project in this funding phase. MobilE-ARTH aims to improve the outpatient care of patients with coxarthrosis and gonarthrosis in the context of evidence-based guideline recommendations and the relevance of "continuity of care" by developing, validating and piloting quality indicators for the ambulatory treatment of these patients. The hypothesis of the project is that a set of quality indicators based on routine data as well as information and exchange about care in regional physician networks will result in an improvement of the coordination and of the continuity of care in the outpatient sector. In the project, a set of routine data-based quality indicators is therefore first created and then validated in a structured consensus process by an expert panel of physicians, physiotherapists and patient representatives. Subsequently, the set of quality indicators will be tested in existing physician networks within the framework of a pilot study.

The project started in January 2021.

The main contact for this project is Tobias Bock.

Latest News

On 8th October 2021, the Annual Meeting of the Munich Network for Health Care Research (MobilE-Net) took place on the topic "Engaging patients and providers - obstacles for health care research?". The current status of the subprojects was presented and discussed in a virtual meeting.

The project MobilE-ARTH started on 1st January 2021.


Consortium Partners

  • AOK Bayern

  • The Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) 

  • Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf


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