RWI Positionen

RWI Positionen 79

Nach Corona: Jetzt stabile Krankenhausstrukturen schaffen

by Boris Augurzky and Christoph M. Schmidt

10/2020, 12 S./p., 8 Euro

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Abstract

Even before the Corona crisis, the economic situation of German hospitals had deteriorated
continuously. The current pandemic situation is further exacerbating their difficulties.
In order to ensure that the well-being of patients remains the main goal while at the same
time a high level of efficiency, a nationwide coverage and a robust care in the event of a
crisis are guaranteed, the course must now be set correctly. This “RWI Position” outlines
seven measures how to achieve this. Main focus has to be on a stronger centralization of
hospital structures supported by new care models, a simplified legal regulatory framework
and a greater focus on digitization and transparency.

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