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 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 - Palliative care

SPOTLIGHT HEALTHCARE published several times a year at irregular intervals and deals with the latest topics and challenges in the healthcare ... read more


Healthcare Fact Check: The development of regional variations 05/2015

This report confirms many of the findings of the 2011 compendium report. Looking at 9 surgical interventions already analysed in the first report, ... read more


Factsheet: Depression 03/2014

This paper summarizes the findings of a study on the diagnosis and treatment of depression. It shows that the place of living determines if patients ... read more