Bertelsmann Stiftung (Hrsg.)

SPOTLIGHT Healthcare: Density of physicians

New allocation scheme for physician practices fails to address needs

  • 1. Auflage 2015, 8 Seiten (PDF)
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SPOTLIGHT HEALTHCARE published several times a year at irregular intervals and deals with the latest topics and challenges in the healthcare system.


Long waiting times for appointments, long distances to the nearest specialist – more and more patients are complaining about this state of affairs. But are these shortcomings due to a lack of physicians? Or are physicians in Germany unevenly distributed? “Healthcare Fact Check” investigated whether the changes made to the allocation scheme in 2013 have resulted in a needs-based allocation of general practitioners and specialists.