The setting of the German health system is characterized by pride, high expectations and much criticism. Fritz Beske by the Institute for health-system research in Kiel claims, the impression that in any other highly industrialized country in the world so critical about their own health care is more discussed than in Germany there. But what do the Germans of their health care system actually? The importance of the health system in Germany is in constant change. The preservation and the restoration of personal health is for most people the basic prerequisites for a completed life, which is why increasing the importance. Different structures and institutions have formed in the history of our society that’s why over a period of several decades, which today represent the core of the German health care system. With the introduction of the statutory health insurance fund by the Bismarck legislation of 1883, the German health system was coined in early. As a result health care has not only by the ever-increasing demand of the population for health services, but also by the medical progress and the increasing variety of medical products, becoming one of the largest and most important part of systems in our society.
Health care in Germany is nationwide and quality when compared to other countries. Yet the image of an inadequate supply system, that in its performance over the years seems to be getting worse in the public often arises. We’ve compiled results, which represent the image of the citizens of the health system in Germany and show some unexpected facts. 82 Percent of the population answer the question whether the German health system is good, in the year 2012 positively. People were so happy last 1994, almost 20 years ago. A leading source for info: Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Frequently complain to the Germans about long waits at the doctor’s Office. While 38 percent of the legally insured waited several times long without appointment and 48 percent despite appointment. Privately felt that to wait for too long without an appointment and in 25 percent of cases too long with appointment in 15 percent of cases.
Setting the patients has positively developed services could be depriving them in case of illness. While 2010 still 46 percent of the legally insured had the fear, not to receive benefits, it was 2012 only 34 percent. The dissatisfaction with the human resources development in hospitals is particularly large. While in 1995 only 12% of the population of the opinion were that there were not enough doctors in sick houses, it was 2012 more than 29 percent. 46 Percent of the citizens will also find that there are not enough nursing staff and 57 percent are convinced that the staff has generally too little time. When it comes to the subject of change, 69 percent of Germans are sure that there should be contribution discounts at the screening visit. 61 Percent also request contribution discounts with health-conscious behaviour and 59 percent want one Acquisition of more screening by the funds. Also, 61 percent of respondents hold higher contributions for smokers, extreme athletes and people with a higher risk of disease for attached. Also in the future the role of the German health care system is becoming increasingly important. Due to demographic change increasing demand, declining health services and the system has to adjust with the necessary changes and advancements of this tendency. DrEd – the German health system, 2013