10:18 am: The hospital groups are divided into three groups.

10.17 a.m .: In addition, child and adolescent medicine is better funded. The basic concept consists of three pillars: the introduction of the uniform hospital level, the introduction of the service groups and compliance with the provision, which means a service of general interest. For the latter, however, a certain level of economization in the system is also required.

10.16 a.m .: The newly developed model was not guided by politics, but by the mistakes of the past 20 years. In addition, minimum structural requirements must be met. This means that every hospital should have a uniform minimum level of quality.

10.12 a.m .: The over-economy should be ended. Today the Commission is making a first proposal, which will be followed by further recommendations. The flat rates per case should drop so that the economic incentive decreases, says Bschor. Hospitals are categorized into three levels: local, regional, national. This is to ensure patient care. The areas of responsibility should continue to be assigned more precisely, for example with regard to personnel and medical equipment.

10:11 a.m .: The baby boomers are the patients of tomorrow. Your hospital treatment is at risk “if we don’t carry out fundamental reforms now,” says Bschor, who is a member of the reform commission.

10.09 a.m .: Professor Tom Bschor speaks. “The government has noticed that the fire is blazing,” he says. In relation to the number of inhabitants, Germany actually has enough medical staff. However, this is consumed by the situation in the clinics.

10.08 a.m .: For many medical professionals, the economic pressure in the hospitals is too high. They would leave the clinics and now work in practices, says Lauterbach. This also included doctors with whom he once studied, according to the qualified doctor.

10.06 a.m .: What changes for the patient? “The hospitals that are really needed, for example in the countryside, will be able to survive without having to treat more cases.” He can also be sure that economic aspects should no longer play a role. “Medicine is once again being placed at the forefront of treatment,” says Lauterbach. Furthermore, the situation of the nursing staff in the clinics should improve.

10.05 a.m .: In order to change the situation, a separate commission has been working on a reform for six months.

10.03 a.m .: Lauterbach has the floor. “The hospitals have serious problems. You can also see that in the children’s hospitals.” The main problem is that the budget is financed by flat rates per case. This means that the economy dominates the hospitals. “You make money by treating a case as cheaply as possible,” said the minister. The budget can only be increased by the number of cases. “So the hospitals have to treat as cheaply and as much as possible,” says Lauterbach, describing the system.

10:00 a.m.: Good day, dear readers. The press conference will start in a few minutes. Lauterbach is already busy taking photos.

Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach considers a reform of the financing of Germany’s hospitals to be urgently needed. “In fact, the hospitals are not doing well at all,” said the SPD politician on Deutschlandfunk on Tuesday. The system of flat rates per case, which has been in place for 20 years, does not work properly. They offer a systematic incentive for the clinics to “go into the crowd” and often do too much. The quality suffers as a result. Lauterbach spoke of an imbalance between medical and economic aspects.

The SPD politician wants to present fundamental reform proposals in the morning. The aim is to free care more from financial pressure. For this purpose, the previous remuneration should be changed via lump sums for treatment cases. The minister praised the proposals of a reform commission. He had previously spoken of “no less than a revolution” in financing.

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