Social democratic government and spatial distribution of health care facilities. The case of hospital beds in Germany.

@article{BennemaBroos2001SocialDG,
  title={Social democratic government and spatial distribution of health care facilities. The case of hospital beds in Germany.},
  author={M Bennema-Broos and Peter P. Groenewegen and Gert P. Westert},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={160-5}
}
BACKGROUND In this paper, the hypothesis that the spatial distribution of hospital beds is more even in countries with socialist or social democratic governments than in countries with conservative or Christian democratic governments was tested. To avoid the confounding influences of historical and institutional differences between countries, we used the Federal Republic of Germany as a case study. The German federal states have their own governments who play an important role in creating… CONTINUE READING