Health Economics

Project: Emergency Care in Germany: Demand and Management

Project Duration

05/2017 - 10/2017 (finalized)

Commissioned by

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

Project Team (RWI)

Prof. Dr. Boris Augurzky (Chief), Alexander Haering , Dr. Philipp Breidenbach, Rüdiger Budde, Matthias Kaeding


Institut für Marktforschung, Statistik und Prognose, Institute for Health Care Business, Prof. Dr. Christoph Daudt


The project first summarizes the status quo of emergency care in Germany. It focuses on the special features of the German system, in particular current changes such as the transition to a staged system of emergency care. Subsequently the minimum number of emergency care service centers, which is necessary to ensure a nationwide comprehensive emergency care supply (target state), is identified by a simulation. This target state based on the simulation results is then compared with the actual locations (actual state). In addition, different patient control concepts are developed.

Selected project related publications

RWI Reports


RWI (2018), Notfallversorgung in Deutschland. RWI Projektberichte download