Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Eckhard Volbracht, Andrea Fürchtenicht, Marion Grote-Westrick

SPOTLIGHT Healthcare: Back Surgery

Place of residence determines if patients are admitted to hospital, receive conservative treatment, or undergo an operation

  • 1. edition 2017, 8 pp (PDF)
  • Free of charge

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 the case with diagnostic imaging (part 1), we find major cross-regional differences in Germany – both with regard to surgical interventions and hospital stays. This “Back Surgery” edition of Spotlight Healthcare presents a summary of our key findings.