Egmont Mayer

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AIMS Internationally, the implementation of diagnosis-related group systems has underlined the importance of quality assurance and improvement in health care systems. Support is expected by various concepts based on different theories and traditions. Published experience and knowledge of other countries with long-standing DRG systems and data in literature(More)
In Germany, the Federal Committee of Physicians and Health Insurance Agencies is responsible for assessing which medical procedures are covered by the insurance agencies (therapeutic/economic value). The failure to evaluate certain medical procedures which promise therapeutic benefit may be considered a failure in the system of statutory health insurance as(More)
In Germany, the increasing relevance of Evidence-based medicine (EbM) is not only a consequence of growing economic limitations in the health care system but of a changed jurisdiction, too: liability of the statutory health insurances (SHI) to pay for medical care depends on the proof of its effectiveness. This is of special importance for the Medical(More)
A man lives alone in a small apartment. The limited contact he had with other people has dropped to zero since the rabbit appeared. Every attempt to get the rabbit out of his apartment has failed, and since he is not sure whether or not pets are allowed in the building, he does not let anybody enter his apartment.
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