TITLE

German private hospitals outperform public care

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Medical Device Daily;5/8/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 88, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article states that privately-run hospitals has a 28% share of the German market and play a key role in providing medical services in rural areas, according to a report from RWI Essen and the Institute of Health Economics. The report found that from 1996-2007, the number of public hospitals declined by 31% while medical centers managed by non-profit institutions dropped by almost 19%. The report revealed that private hospitals on average are most cost-effective than their public and non-profit equivalents.
ACCESSION #
39555209

 

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