Press Reference value for hospital costs amounts to 6.07% in 2022

Press release No. 416 of 30 September 2022

WIESBADEN – The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) publishes the reference value for hospitals on the basis of the Hospital Fees Act. It is an important parameter for the partners in the German self-governing healthcare system (statutory health insurance institutions and hospitals). The reference value indicates the average annual percentage change of hospital costs which is due only to changed prices or earnings. It is thus a major basis for budget negotiations regarding in-patient care. For the 2nd half of 2021 and the 1st half of 2022, the reference value is 6.07% as compared with the same period a year earlier (2nd half of 2020/1st half of 2021). The sub-reference value for staff costs is 6.10%, that for material costs is 6.04%.

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