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Germany starts publishing hospital reports on internet

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7518.656-e (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:656
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Health insurance companies have started publishing reports of the quality of German hospitals on the internet. The hospitals were legally obliged to submit their standardised reports by the end of August 2005, and almost 2000 of the country's 2200 hospitals met the target date.

    The hospital reports, which can be found under the names of the respective home towns, contain detailed information about hospital structures and medical procedures, the number of operations and beds, details of medical equipment, the qualifications of doctors and nurses, internal and external evaluations of the …

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