Medizinische Versorgungszentren / Ambulatory Health Care Centres
The demographic, technological and economic changes in Germany require a profound reform of the health care system, especially concerning the ambulant medical care. For many years too strict legal regulations prohibited the development of adequate care structures; the major reform of 2004 has introduced new tools to be used by “entrepreneurial doctors’’; however, these tools are still in their experimental phase. The changing demands include an increasing specialisation of the ambulant medical care, lack of data and thus knowledge exchange between different doctors treating the same patient, and its insufficient cost effectiveness. In some regions of Germany there is also an alarming shortage of doctors and medical care. Another challenge lies in the increase and therefore growing impact of chronic diseases.
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Volume (Year): 227 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5-6 (October)
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