Healthcare Fact Check aims to ensure that healthcare services are more closely aligned to the actual needs of patients.
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About the project

Scrutinizing over-, under- and misuse in healthcare in Germany

Healthcare resources are frequently used inappropriately and do not reflect medical reasons or people's needs. The Healthcare Fact Check looks at the underlying causes and aims to foster discussion on solutions so that health services are better aligned with the actual needs of patients. 


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SPOTLIGHT Healthcare: Back Surgery

In part two of our Back Fact Check, we’ve taken a closer look at the development of inpatient care for patients with back problems. As was ... read more


SPOTLIGHT Healthcare - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely is an international campaign to reduce medical overuse and to support shared decision making. We give a brief overview of the ... read more


SPOTLIGHT Healthcare - Back Pain

For the “Back Fact Check,” the Bertelsmann Stiftung has taken a close look at the current treatment situation. The Institute for Applied ... read more


SPOTLIGHT Healthcare - Hospital Structure

Germany is comprehensively equipped with hospitals. If these hospitals specialized in certain treatments, the quality of treatment would increase ... read more