Community Health Services; General Practice; Health system performance assessment; Public Health; Social Determinants of Health
- Family Medicine and Community Health
From my professional background I am a Family Doctor and Public Health expert. My research and teaching focuses are on primary health care, family medicine, health systems research, and public health. Since I am particularly interested in Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) approaches, I am collaborating closely with the Duke University, Division of Family and Community Medicine, NC, USA and at the Ghent University in Belgium. Research in this area is highly complex and therefore, I am experience in qualitative, quantitative as well as mixed-method approaches. I am the Austrian representative of the European General Practice Research Network and advisory board member of the European Forum for Primary Care. In the last years, I have been the Austrian coordinator of several large-scale EU-funded research projects which mainly focus on the quality and structure of Primary Health Care Systems worldwide.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as mixed method approaches.
- Hoffmann, K. et al., 2013. Access points to the different levels of health care and demographic predictors in a country without a gatekeeping system. Results of a cross-sectional study from Austria. The European Journal of Public Health, 23(6), pp.933-939. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckt008.
- Hoffmann, K. et al., 2015. Associations and Synergistic Effects for Psychological Distress and Chronic Back Pain on the Utilization of Different Levels of Ambulatory Health Care. A Cross-Sectional Study from Austria C. van der Feltz-Cornelis, ed. PLoS ONE, 10(7), p.e0134136. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0134136.
- Hoffmann, K. et al., 2013. Antibiotics and their effects: what do patients know and what is their source of information? The European Journal of Public Health, 24(3), pp.502-507. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckt112.
- Hoffmann, K. et al., 2015. Prevalence and resistance patterns of commensal S. aureus in community-dwelling GP patients and socio-demographic associations. A cross-sectional study in the framework of the APRES-project in Austria. BMC Infectious Diseases, 15(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-015-0949-1.
- Moosa, S. et al., 2014. The inverse primary care law in sub-Saharan Africa: a qualitative study of the views of migrant health workers. British Journal of General Practice, 64(623), pp.e321-e328. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/bjgp14X680089.