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Warten auf Operationen - ein internationaler Vergleich

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  • Rigmar Osterkamp
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    In etlichen europäischen und außereuropäischen Ländern ist es im Rahmen des öffentlichen Gesundheitswesens nicht möglich, eine nicht lebensnotwendige Operation ohne lange Wartezeiten durchführen zu lassen. In Deutschland und manchen anderen Industrieländern sind derartige Wartezeiten dagegen noch unbekannt. Der Artikel stellt zunächst das Ausmaß der Wartezeiten im internationalen Vergleich dar und untersucht deren Ursachen. Er kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass permanente und erhebliche Wartezeiten eine effektive, aber volkswirtschaftlich ineffiziente Methode der Einschränkung der Nachfrage nach Gesundheitsdienstleistungen sind. Bei einer Reform des Gesundheitswesens sollte man sich deshalb vorzugsweise des Lenkungsinstruments der Preise (differenzierte Zuzahlungen für im Prinzip alle Leistungen oder Zuzahlungen für einen Zusatzkatalog von Leistungen) bedienen.

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    Article provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Schnelldienst.

    Volume (Year): 55 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 10 (05)
    Pages: 14-21

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    Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:55:y:2002:i:10:p:14-21

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    Keywords: Öffentliche Dienstleistung; Vergleich;

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    1. Iversen, Tor, 1993. "A theory of hospital waiting lists," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(1), pages 55-71, April.
    2. Rigmar Osterkamp, 2001. "The German Health Care System in an International Comparison: Assessments and Reform Options," CESifo Forum, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 2(3), pages 56-63, 02.
    3. Michael Hoel & Erik Magnus Sæther, 2001. "Public Health Care with Waiting Time: The Role of Supplementary Private Health Care," CESifo Working Paper Series 562, CESifo Group Munich.
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    1. Rigmar Osterkamp, 2002. "Das deutsche Gesundheitswesen: Reformvorstellungen der politischen Parteien und der Gesundheitsökonomen," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 55(18), pages 21-29, 09.

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