Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Dr. Jan Böcken, Dr. Uwe K. Preusker

SPOTLIGHT Healthcare: Hospital response capacity

What can Germany learn from other countries and their response to the coronavirus crisis?

  • 1. edition 2021, 8 pp (Brochure)
  • Free of charge

The first Corona wave was a stress test for hospitals. In Germany, large parts of intensive care capacity were reserved for Covid 19 patients, and the already high number of intensive care beds was further expanded.
The Bertelsmann Stiftung asked foreign experts how their countries have dealt with the rush to hospitals. Experts from Denmark, Sweden, Spain and Israel reported from their countries and clarified that the German path during the first Corona wave was by no means the only viable one.
Our latest SPOTLIGHT Healthcare summarizes the key findings of this cross-country study.