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Experience pays off! Endocrine centres are essential in the care of patients with adrenal insufficiency

      Patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI) require continuous glucocorticoid (GC) replacement treatment to restore well-being and to prevent life-threatening complications. Knowledge of symptoms of inadequate replacement and on therapeutic options is of utmost importance to provide best medical care. We previously demonstrated significant differences between physicians working at Hospitals with and without a Division of Endocrinology when asked about knowledge of clinical signs and treatment of AI [
      • Kampmeyer D.
      • Lehnert H.
      • Mönig H.
      • Haas C.S.
      • Harbeck B.
      A strong need for improving the education of physicians on glucocorticoid replacement treatment in adrenal insufficiency: an interdisciplinary and multicentre evaluation.
      ]. Therefore we assumed that physicians, who have more frequently contact with AI patients, are better informed and that personal experience might have a major impact on management of AI patients.

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