Forming and reforming the market for third-party purchasing of health care : a German perspective.
Germany is known for its comprehensive health care coverage by sickness funds and private health insurers and its successful cost containment policy.
The stabilization of health care expenditures as a percentage of GNP was enforced by five cost containment laws since 1977.
The last one became effective in 1993 and the next ones are planned for 1996 and 2000.
The 1993 law has initiated drastic changes of the system.
Office based physicians will be paid by a mixture of capitation, fee-for-service and fees for combined service packages.
The hospital financing will be transformed from the current per diem remuneration to a payment system where per diems are combined with payments based on diagnostic related groups and patient management categories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Assurance maladie, Economie santé, Système santé, Allemagne, Compétition, Financement, Contrôle coût, Tiers payant, Réforme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health insurance, Health economy, Health system, Germany, Competition, Financing, Cost control, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680477
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.