German private hospitals outperform public care

May 2009
Medical Device Daily;5/8/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 88, p8
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.


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