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

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

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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 access 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 in , which 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. Dr. 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.