Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in primary care: results of a survey in 2 areas in Germany

BACKGROUND: The incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is increasing. Although guidelines have been issued on the diagnosis and treatment of GERD, the way in which these should be applied in everyday practice is unclear. The aim of the present survey was to interview private-practice physicians on their personal opinions concerning the management of GERD.… Read more »