General overhaul of the DRG system| Bibliomed Manager

The DRG system has many friends Financing and structural reform are interrelated. But what can be done if the countries do not follow them? The focus is on per-case flat rates. Even though the Institute for the Remuneration System in Hospitals (InEK) adjusts the DRG system annually, the deficiencies remain clearly visible. Hospitals are sometimes penalized for good medicine, for example by charging more minutes of ventilation. The false incentives have attracted harsh criticism from the medical profession, the health insurance funds and politicians. "Same price for same performance - this is the biggest nonsense that has…

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