Why are there so many hospital beds in Germany?

@article{Brunn2022WhyAT,
  title={Why are there so many hospital beds in Germany?},
  author={Matthias Brunn and Torsten Kratz and Michael Padget and Marie-Caroline Cl{\'e}ment and Marc Smyrl},
  journal={Health services management research},
  year={2022},
  pages={
          9514848221080691
        }
}
The place of hospitals in health systems is undergoing rapid change worldwide due to the high cost of hospital care and the changing health needs of the population. The Covid-19 pandemic has recently drawn public attention towards hospital capacity and has added new urgency to discussions on the future role of hospitals. In this context, recent experience in Germany provides valuable information for health systems seeking to manage hospital capacity. Despite reform efforts to reduce hospital… 

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