2024-05-17 15:04:38

Controversy Surrounding the Launch of Germany's Hospital Comparison Portal

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The introduction of the new Hospital Atlas in Germany by Health Minister Karl Lauterbach sparks criticism from the German Hospital Association and the German Foundation for Patient Protection. Despite offering data on case numbers and complication rates for around 1700 hospitals, the portal is deemed unnecessary and lacking crucial information on patient care quality, especially concerning elderly patients and those with multiple illnesses.

Critics argue that existing transparency measures in healthcare make the new comparison portal redundant, raising concerns about its impact on smaller rural hospitals and the overall transparency of available quality information in the healthcare system.

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