Health Economics

Project: Simulationsstudie zur Personalanforderung der Richtlinie zur Qualitätssicherung bei der Versorgung von Früh- und Reifgeborenen

Project Duration

08/2018 - 02/2019 (finalized)

Commissioned by

Niedersächsische Krankenhausgesellschaft e.V.

Project Team (RWI)

Prof. Dr. Boris Augurzky (Chief), Dr. Martin Fischer, Dr. Ingo Kolodziej

Summary

Since 2014 binding nurse staffing guidelines demand certain minimum nurse to patient ratio for neonatal intensive care units. In case of a violation hospitals are no longer allowed to offer neonatal care from 01.01.2020 onwards. This report evaluates the probability of a violation of the relevant criteria on the basis of Monte-Carlo simulations. The results show that the majority of perinatal centers cannot fulfill the current guideline. Only higher staff capacity combined with increased flexibility is effective in excluding a potential violation of the guidelines.

Selected project related publications

RWI Reports

2019

RWI (2019), Simulationsstudie zur Personalanforderung der Richtlinie zur Qualitätssicherung bei der Versorgung von Früh- und Reifgeborenen. RWI Projektberichte download

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