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Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained

Interview with Dr. Boris Augurzky; Author of the German Krankenhaus Rating Reports

This year’s German Krankenhaus Rating Report (English: Hospital Rating Report) concludes: the probability of insolvency for German hospitals continues to increase. More than ever, the demographic change demands a more efficient health care system. This also includes the closing of several hospitals, particularly in rural areas. The scheduled Hospital Structures Act (German: Krankenhausstrukturgesetz) is soon said to make this decision easier.

08/10/2015

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Approaches for a more efficient health care system include structural changes and increased digitization of medicine. If this will not be implemented, hospital beds especially in rural areas will stay empty; ©panthermedia.net/ epstock

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