IN FOCUS / 2015-10-12
Out-patient operations more than tripled since 2002
In German hospitals, just under two million out-patient operations were performed in 2014. The number of such operations more than tripled since 2002, when there were roughly 575,600 treatments (+239%). Compared with other types of hospital treatment, out-patient operations showed by far the largest increase.
The number of cases of part-time in-patient treatment and of treatment preceding or following full in-patient treatment increased markedly, too: It rose from 2.3 million to 6.4 million (+177%) over the same period.
Patients received full in-patient hospital treatment in roughly 19.1 million cases in 2014. Full in-patient treatment thus is by far the most frequent type of treatment. Between 2002 and 2014, the number of these cases of treatment rose by 10%.
Examining the total range of types of treatment in hospital shows that the number of cases rose by one third (+35%) from 2002 to 2014.