This year’s German Krankenhaus Rating Report (English: Hospital Rating Report) concludes: the probability of insolvency for German hospitals continues to increase. More than ever, the demographic change demands a more efficient health care system. This also includes the closing of several hospitals, particularly in rural areas. The scheduled Hospital Structures Act (German: Krankenhausstrukturgesetz) is soon said to make this decision easier.
MEDICA.de spoke with Dr. Boris Augurzky, one of the authors of the Krankenhaus Rating Report, which is a joint collaboration between the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (Rheinisch-Westfälischen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung), RWI, the management consulting company Accenture and the Institute for Health Care Business.
Dr. Augurzky, what is the Krankenhaus Rating Report?
Dr. Boris Augurzky: Once a year, the Krankenhaus Rating Report (KRR) analyzes the economic and financial situation of hospitals and provides an overview of the current hospital market. It examines developments in the past and provides a forecast on future or potential market developments. Statements regarding the current situation are based on data from the year 2013. ...
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