Healthcare Federal Republic Of Germany

Federal Republic of Germany has one of the most extensive networks of medical surveillance and medical institutions in the world, has a high level of medical equipment, outstanding scientific – research institutes and university clinics, as well as the powerful medical industry that develops new drugs and treatments. Such measures involve citizens from different countries to medical diagnosis or treatment in Germany. According to state statistics annually Germany spends on health care 11.1% of GDP, which amounts to 234 billion euros or 2840 euros per capita. This is the highest level of the costs in the EU. Germany has no shortage of doctors: they number 294,000, ie 279 people have one doctor. This is one of the highest rates in the world: in Germany, each thousand inhabitants on average 3.6 doctors, in Britain the figure is 1.7, while in Switzerland – 1.9 in France, thousands of residents served by 3 physicians. 47% of all doctors working in university hospitals, 40% have own practice, approximately 13% work in private clinics.

The maximum age for retirement is 68 years old. Retirees to private practice is not allowed. Today in Germany operate the clinic in 2252, of which 34 university, with a total capacity of 565 000 seats. But not only fixed hospital care for people's health. By the hospitals should be added in 1398 preventive and rehabilitative institutions with 189 thousand places. As can be seen, for those who wish to undergo treatment abroad, in Germany there is ample choice of clinics. The average length of hospital stay was 10.4 days in Germany. The cost of hospital treatment in the clinic on average 300 euros per day.

Particularly expensive is the intensive therapy. Day stay in the intensive care unit costs about 800 euros. This treatment abroad – one of those cheap. For each disease on the Australian model in all university hospitals a single fixed price. Thus, it is determined by how much the clinic may be billed, for example, childbirth or surgery to disposal appendicitis, including a certain period of stay. This makes it unprofitable to hold patients longer than necessary hospital or conducting additional studies provide little information. On the contrary, have an incentive to treat patients as soon as possible and better. In addition, Germany introduced a system of guaranteed quality of medical services. For example, the medical services provided by a health insurance broad powers of supervision and clinics annually compile reports on the quality of services, which are available patients. In Germany you can buy from pharmacies drug prescription only. Currently implemented in Germany Storage histories in electronic form – the so-called unified computer network for electronic exchange of patient information. If one of the doctors – specialists sent his patient to another clinic, Doctors have access to his hospital card, so they no longer need to conduct a survey again. In Germany everyone is free to choose their own doctor and hospital of your choice. We invite you to rest and treatment in Germany!