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German health reforms

German health reforms

changes result in lower health costs in 1993 : report to the Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical care, Cost of -- Germany,
  • Health care reform -- Germany

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesChanges result in lower health costs in 1993
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination25 p.
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14993280M

    The German health system is divided into an insurance sector with public and private insurance funds, and a healthcare sector. The healthcare sector covers a range of services and departments, including ambulatory outpatient care (provided mainly by individual doctors at their offices), pharmaceutical care distributed by pharmacists, inpatient. The German health care system, established in the late 19th century, is historically the first universal health care system. Although the German health care system is among the systems providing a very high quality of health care, it is also one of the most expensive and keeps undergoing reforms to reduce costs and maintain or improve quality.

      Richard Knox is author of a book, Germany's Health System: One Nation, United with Health Care for All, published by Faulkner and Gray. Reforming Health Care – The German Experience IMF Conference Public Health Care Reforms: Challenges and Lessons for Advanced and Emerging Europe Paris, J Michael Stolpe Kiel Institute for the World Economy Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany @ Version of J

    Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. In addition. Bismarck's Health Insurance Act of established the first social health insurance system in the world. The German statutory health insurance system was built on the defining principles of solidarity and self-governance, and these principles have remained at the core of its continuous development for years. A gradual expansion of population and benefits coverage has led to what is, in.


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Prof. Norbert Klusen, Chief Executive Officer Techniker Krankenkasse, Hamburg, Germany In the book Redefining German Health Care, Michael Porter and Clemens Guth establish clear, actionable steps which providers and health plans should take to maximize patient value.

They argue that every provider should focus their service lines, measure outcomes and organise integrated care around Cited by: This book lays out an action agenda to move Germany to a high value system: care must be reorganized around patients and their medical conditions, providers must compete around the outcomes they achieve, health plans must take an active role in improving subscriber health, and payment must shift to models that reward excellent providers.

The German health care system is on a collision course with budget realities. Costs are high and rising, and quality problems are becoming ever more apparent. Decades of reforms have produced little change to these troubling trends.

This book is intended for the international reader wanting to get a swift yet comprehensive introduction into how health care is delivered, financed and governed in Germany.

It will assist in preparing for working in Germany, devising a market access strategy and identifying potential pitfalls and misunderstandings when dealing with German. The German statutory health insurance system has been known as a system that provides all citizens with ready German health reforms book to comprehensive high quality medical care at a cost the country considered socially acceptable.

However, an increasing concern for rapidly rising health care expenditure led to a number of cost-containment measures since Cited by: Find sources: "German Health Care Reform" – news newspapers books scholar JSTOR (May ) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Health care reform measures in Germany are designated by the legislature for the organization of the health care system.

The main aim of such reforms is to curb the increase of costs in statutory health insurance (for example, by. The states are opposed to the reforms mainly because an expert study said that they will have to pay €bn (£bn; $3bn) into the national health fund to subsidise poorer regions in the north and east of Germany.

Germany invests a substantial amount of its resources on health care: % of gross domestic product inwhich is one of the highest levels in the European Union.

In international terms, the German health care system has a generous benefit basket, one of the highest levels of capacity as well as relatively low cost-sharing.

The German healthcare system is regulated by the Federal Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss), a public health organization authorized to make binding regulations growing out of health reform bills passed by lawmakers, along with routine decisions regarding healthcare in Germany.

The Federal Joint Committee consists of 13 members, who are entitled to vote on these binding. It was a reform that no one really seemed to like from the start, except the Chancellor and the Health Minister.(That it’s a coalition government was probably one part of the problem.) This is an election year in Germany, so we shall see whether health care complaints play a role.

HEALTH REFORM. IN GERMANY. BY THOMAS P. WEIL, PhD. An American Assesses the New Operating Efficiencies. Weil is presi­. dent, Bedford. Health Associates, Inc., Ashevillc, NC.

Although the German health care system is among the systems providing a very high quality of health care, it is also one of the most expensive and keeps undergoing reforms to reduce costs and maintain or improve quality. This book aims to provide an interested international au.

Get this from a library. German health reforms: changes result in lower health costs in report to the Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S.

Senate. [United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.]. The paper discusses three important areas of health care in Germany, namely the funding process, hospital management and ambulatory care, with a focus on cost control mechanisms and quality.

Germany has a universal healthcare system - one of the world’s oldest, in fact, dating back to the s. It’s a legal obligation for everyone living in Germany to have health insurance and there are restrictions on the type of insurance that people can have, too.

There are both public and private systems in Germany. One of the best known reformers of underwear was the German-born Dr. Gustav Jaeger, who published a book on rational dress titled in “Die Normalkleidung” (Rational Clothing). Jaeger’s knit union suits were particularly popular with reformers in England after they were featured at the International Health Exhibition in b) German health care [almost] = Statutory health insurance (SHI) SHI Cornerstone of health service provision is the Fifth Book of the German Social Law (SGB V) i.e.

it organizes and defines the self-regulated “corporatist” structures and give them the duty and power to. This analysis of the German health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance.

German health insurance is divided into two systems: statutory health insurance and private health insurance. About 90 percent of the population is covered by statutory insurance (generally under compulsory insurance cover), while private insurance--to which only civil servants, the self--employed and high--earning employees have access--covers.

By comparing the health care reform experiences of Britain, Germany, and the United States in the s, Susan Giaimo explores how countries pursue diverse policy responses and how such variations reflect distinctive institutions, actors, and reform politics in each country.

German Health Insurance Requirements Thanks to Otto von Bismarck, Germany has the world’s oldest national health insurance system, dating back to the late ally, the state health insurance laws applied only to low-income workers and some government employees, but now about 90 percent of the population is covered by national health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung, GKV).

German health benefits are very generous, and there's usually little or no wait to get elective surgery or diagnostic tests, such as MRIs. It's one of the best health care systems in the world. The relatively low level of health spending in Germany is all the more remarkable, because Germany's population is so much older than America's: percent of the German .