DRG-type hospital payment in Germany : The G-DRG system

  title={DRG-type hospital payment in Germany : The G-DRG system},
  author={Wilm Quentin and Alexander Gei\ssler and David Scheller-Kreinsen and Reinhard Busse},
In Germany, there are about 2100 hospitals providing care for about 17 million inpatient cases per year.3 Hospitals are financed through a system of ‘dual financing’, which means that they receive funds from two different sources: infrastructure investments are covered directly by tax-funded state budgets, whereas operating costs are paid mostly by sickness funds and private health insurers.4 The introduction of DRGtype hospital payment goes back to the Statutory Health Insurance Reform Act of… CONTINUE READING
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