Chapter 5. Germany

  1. Prof. John Rapoport2,
  2. Prof. Philip Jacobs3 and
  3. Prof. Egon Jonsson4
  1. Markus Wörz and
  2. Reinhard Busse

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622962.ch5

Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems: A Global Comparison

Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems: A Global Comparison

How to Cite

Wörz, M. and Busse, R. (2008) Germany, in Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems: A Global Comparison (eds J. Rapoport, P. Jacobs and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622962.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mount Holyoke College, Department of Economics, 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  3. 4

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

Author Information

  1. Berlin University of Technology, Department of Health Care Management, Strasse des 17. Juni 145, 10623 Berlin, Germany

  1. We are very grateful to Miriam Blümel for able and diligent research assistance.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Health Care and Disease Management

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof. Egon Jonsson

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527321100

Online ISBN: 9783527622962

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Keywords:

  • health care reform;
  • cost containment;
  • global budgets;
  • joint self-government;
  • efficiency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Review of the Major Structural and Operational Characteristics of the German Health Care System

  • Major Cost-Containment and Efficiency-Seeking Strategies

  • Report on the Current Situation

  • References