Navigation Links
Public health systems compared: Germans more dissatisfied than the rest
Date:6/29/2010

One patient in four in Germany is in favor of complete reform of the public health system. Most respondents in other nations are more satisfied. A working group around Prof. Peter Sawicki of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (Institut fr Qualitt und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen, IQWiG) has compared the findings of surveys carried out by the Commonwealth Fund in 2005 and 2008 (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[24]: 427-34).

The surveys were carried out simultaneously and using a uniform methodology; in 2008 the participating countries were Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and France. Like the survey 3 years before, this 2008 one asked respondents about topics such as patient safety, waiting times, and communication between doctors and patients.

The majority of German patients see public health care as in need of fundamental change, even though 53% rated the quality of their medical care as "good" and 34% as "very good." New Zealanders see themselves as the best cared for: 66% of them checked the "very good" box, and even in the US 55% of respondents did the same.

A particularly noticeable feature of Germany compared to the other countries is the large number of physicians involved in the care of a single patient. Almost half the respondents said that they had seen at least four doctors in the past 2 years. In other countries the figure was at least 10% lower. There were also more complaints in Germany than elsewhere about coordination between specialists and the patient's family doctor.

Similar experiences and problems are apparent in all countries, but public satisfaction with the national health systems varies greatly. The authors believe that this may be a result of differences in expectations and wishes, and is not necessarily a sign of actual differences in quality.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Koch
koch@iqwig.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Public transit systems contribute to weight loss and improved health
2. The International Association of Anesthesiologists Places its Top Doctors in the Renowned Medical Publication, The Leading Physicians of the World.
3. Students receive scholarships for public health systems research
4. Wind turbines harmful for the environment and public health
5. Puffing in public housing poses serious health risks to tenants
6. Pfizer joins open-access medicinal chemistry public-private collaboration
7. Yeremian Associates, a Full-Service Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations Agency, Offers Marketing Tips for Business-to-Business Solutions
8. 1 in 8 Public Pools Unfit for Use: CDC
9. Georgia DUI Lawyers Scramble to Publicize Existence of New Appeal Fee of $150 for All DUI-Related Administrative License Suspension Cases
10. Framingham Public School District Selects Aerohive for its Next Generation Wireless Network
11. Relevant Public Relations President Barton Horowitz of Staten Island, N.Y., Chamber CEO Linda Baran Applauded By Congressman McMahon as SBA Honorees
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/20/2014)... Angeldress.co.uk, the distinguished wedding dress manufacturer ... dress fans. The company has recently updated its official ... the holiday season, Angeldress Blog has recommended ... , Angeldress.co.uk prides itself in offering a huge selection ... All the company’s outfits are very carefully selected based ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 The ... has caused quite a stir, not only in Hollywood, but ... on December 18th , the ripples of that attack are ... executives’ very jobs at risk. But they are not ... correspondences exposed could be in for some embarrassing times ahead, ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Xarelto bleeding lawsuits filed by men ... and other serious side effects will be consolidated in ... coordinated pretrial proceedings, Wright & Schulte LLC reports. The ... order Friday to transfer 21 Xarelto lawsuits and over ... to the Louisiana district court for coordination by Judge ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Today, Balfleet.com, one of the most outstanding dressmakers in ... on its Mother of the Bride Dresses ... bride dresses from Balfleet.com feature gorgeous looks and delicate ... pride in providing high quality dresses to its clients ... on our mother of the bride dresses, and we ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Sweetdressy.com , a leading wedding dress manufacturer ... of cheap prom dresses for ladies worldwide. The prom ... and clients can buy these dresses at the website ... cool cuts and delicate craftsmanship, and most of them ... Discount shipping costs are available for all of their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Trendy Professional Wedding Apparel Recommended by Angeldress Blog 2Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 2Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 3Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 4Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 5Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:Balfleet.com is Offering 50%-70% Off of its Mother of the Bride Dresses 2Health News:Cheap Prom Dresses Online Now at Sweetdressy.com 2
... in midlife underreport the number of hot flashes that they ... are linked to poor verbal memory, according to a study ... The study is published online and will appear in the ... is the first study to explore the relationship between objectively ...
... 16 The American,Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) applauded ... that will delay for at least 18 months ... home,medical equipment and services. The bill, H.R. 6252, ... of 2008.", The competitive acquisition or "competitive ...
... as surgery and pharmaceuticals were important to medicine in the ... the 21st century,and biofeedback is an important component of Behavioral ... Basmajian, Member ... One of the World,s Leading Sport,Psychologists that trained Canada,s top ...
... can lessen the cholesterol-lowering drugs, effectiveness , , MONDAY, June ... production of one protein helps explain why some people ... researchers report. , Statins include blockbuster medications such as ... as HMGCR, plays a critical role in production of ...
... where, but calls it ,most fruitful, lead in ongoing ... News) -- Although a U.S. government investigation into ... for the contamination, health officials said Monday they are ... nine cases in one location. , "The cluster ...
... Staff, and 7 other HFI usability, experts speak ... research topics including, ,Who are We ... YORK, June 16 Human Factors International (HFI),the ... "platinum",sponsorship of the 2008 Usability Professionals, Association International,Conference. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hot flashes underreported and linked to forgetfulness 2Health News:American Association for Homecare Applauds Bill to Delay the Flawed Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment 2Health News:American Association for Homecare Applauds Bill to Delay the Flawed Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment 3Health News:Biofeedback Workshops & Distance Learning Offer Credits and Training Options 2Health News:Research Shows Why Statins Don't Work for Everyone 2Health News:FDA Narrowing Tainted Tomato Probe to One Cluster 2Health News:FDA Narrowing Tainted Tomato Probe to One Cluster 3Health News:Human Factors International Sponsors Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) 2008 International Conference 2Health News:Human Factors International Sponsors Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) 2008 International Conference 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... , The new Dompé website aims ... the biopharmaceutical Group,s national and international clinical research activities ... launched institutional website that is receiving accolades from all over ... chapter in the fascinating story of Drug Discovery   , ... on the world of clinical research, ranging from information for ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... N.J. , Dec. 17, 2014  IGI Laboratories, ... today the closing of its offering of $125 million ... 2019 (the "Notes").  The Notes were offered and sold ... under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the ... a fixed rate of 3.75% per year, payable semiannually ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 17, ... (CTMC), and Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC (ICTS), ... for clinical trials announce that they have formed ... Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS will provide a broad range ... biotechnology and medical device companies. i-CTMS ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 2IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 4Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 3
... Oct. 10, 2011 Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) ... in the United States, especially among older patients and ... can have serious and potentially harmful side effects when ... to a review article in the Journal of ...
... 10, 2011 Groupe Athena, Inc. (Pink sheets GATA.PK) announced ... September 30, 2011 which generated pretax earnings of $1,566,906, or ... same period. With the most recent strong quarter, trailing twelve ... record quarterly revenue was significant in that it equaled nearly ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Herbal Supplements May Cause Dangerous Drug Interactions in Orthopaedic Surgery Patients 2Herbal Supplements May Cause Dangerous Drug Interactions in Orthopaedic Surgery Patients 3Herbal Supplements May Cause Dangerous Drug Interactions in Orthopaedic Surgery Patients 4Groupe Athena, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Revenues 2Groupe Athena, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Revenues 3
4.625 inches, curved blade 4 mm....
Alvis foreign body spud 4 3/4 inches, oval curette 1 x 3 mm with fine point....
DIX foreign body spud 4 3/4 inches, 1.7 x 15 mm blade....
In reversible handle for removing foreign bodies....
Medicine Products: