Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

SPOTLIGHT Healthcare: Overuse of medical services

Unnecessary medical services can be harmful for patients

  • 1. edition 2019, 8 pp (PDF)
  • Free of charge

In Germany, unnecessary diagnoses and operations are carried out. Superfluous medical services are associated with burdens and dangers for patients. They also waste valuable resources in the health care system that are lacking for the necessary treatment. According to recent research by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, many causes of overuse are responsible. Our current SPOTLIGHT GESUNDHEIT summarizes the most important findings.