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    38% of the persons receiving full in-patient hospital treatment were operated on in 2017

    38% (7.1 million) of the 18.9 million in-patients treated in general hospitals were operated on in 2017. Compared with the previous year, the proportion remained unchanged. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that just over half of the patients who underwent surgery during their...

    Press release

    2018-10-08

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    Reference value for hospital costs amounts to 1.96% in 2018

    In accordance with the provisions of the Hospital Fees Act, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) publishes the reference value for hospitals, as it is called. It is an important parameter for the partners in the German self-governing healthcare system (statutory health insurance institutions...

    Press release

    2018-09-28

  • Relevanz: 100

    Number of abortions down 2.7% in the 2nd quarter of 2018

    In the second quarter of 2018, the number of abortions fell by 2.7% on the same period a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that roughly 25,000 abortions were reported in Germany in the second quarter of 2018.

    Press release

    2018-09-18

  • Relevanz: 100

    30.5% of hospital deliveries by Caesarean section in 2017

    In 2017, 762,343 women gave birth in a hospital in Germany. Their number was slightly higher than in 2016 (761,777). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the proportion of hospital deliveries by Caesarean section was 30.5% in 2017. The Caesarean rate remained unchanged from...

    Press release

    2018-09-17

  • Relevanz: 100

    1,337 full in-patient hospital treatments due to heat in 2016

    In 2016, a total 1.337 patients were treated in hospital on a full in-patient basis because of health problems due to heat and light, especially heat stroke or sun stroke. Multiple counts may occur for patients who are treated more than once in the same year. In the "summer of the century" of 2003,...

    Press release

    2018-08-10

  • Relevanz: 100

    328,500 full-time equivalent nurses for 19.5 million cases of hospital treatment in 2017

    In 2017, 328,500 full-time equivalent nurses took care of just under 19.5 million cases receiving in-patient treatment in hospital. Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of full-time equivalent nursing staff increased by 3,400, or 1.0%,...

    Press release

    2018-08-08

  • Relevanz: 100

    Number of abortions up 2.2% in the 1st quarter of 2018

    In the first quarter of 2018, roughly 27,200 abortions were reported in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 2.2% compared with the same period a year earlier.

    Press release

    2018-06-13

  • Relevanz: 100

    4,292 children had a heart operation in 2016

    In 2016, a total of 4,292 children aged up to 13 had to undergo heart surgery in a hospital in Germany. To coincide with the Day of Childhood Heart Disease on 5 May 2018, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the proportion of children increased by 5.7% compared with ten years...

    Press release

    2018-05-04

  • Relevanz: 100

    Number of abortions up 2.5% in 2017

    In 2017, the number of abortions increased by 2.5% compared with the previous year. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that approximately 101,200 abortions were reported in Germany in 2017.

    Press release

    2018-03-06

  • Relevanz: 100

    Health expenditure per day exceeds one-billion threshold

    Health expenditure in Germany exceeded the threshold of 1 billion euros per day for the first time in 2017. Compared with 2016, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) forecasts a 4.9% increase in health expenditure to 374.2 billion euros in 2017. From 2015 to 2016, an increase of 3.8% to 356.5...

    Press release

    2018-02-15

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