Country doctors face’s biggest dilemma more and more patients with severe or long-lasting illnesses committed difficulties, their medications with the doctor to get. Especially in the rural area, there is a tight power budget, what compels many doctors to tighter austerity measures. Recipes for physical therapy or a regular physiotherapy issued less and less, including especially the parents of disabled children have to suffer. What is the reason for the downward trend, reported the private krankenversicherung.de insurance portal. What many don’t know: doctors are subject to a strict budget, regarding the prescription of medicines and remedies. They go further, threatening a recourse procedure and the payment of the difference.
The budget itself is determined by different factors and is in every house or specialist in a different amount. Set is a set size resulting from the average monetary output within a region. Doctors of low-populated areas have compared with those in large cities the financial disadvantage. This aspect is often the cause of an elevated savings competition among country doctors. Which in turn can be the average value of the region and thus the future budget will continue to decline. A vicious circle that can be breached by so-called “practice features”, where doctors do not expect special hardship cases must leave difficult. With regard to remedies over nine percent savings compared with the same period recorded nationwide after the first quarter, which affected in particular the physiotherapy. In comparison the doctors in the old Federal States are clearly savings more than their East German counterparts. More information: news.private-krankenversicherung.de/krankenkasse/… Contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59