Helsana has compiled a report in collaboration with the German health insurance provider Barmer on minimum case numbers for inpatient procedures. The hospital report compares the rules applicable in both countries and shows that higher case numbers result in better quality and greater efficiency.
“Practice makes perfect.” Does this saying also apply to medical care? There is scientific evidence of the link between case numbers and quality, particularly for complex surgical procedures. Helsana has compiled a report on minimum case numbers in collaboration with the German health insurance provider Barmer, which compares the rules applicable in both countries and shows that higher case numbers contribute to better quality and greater efficiency.
Both health insurance providers see a need for higher case numbers and effective sanctions. More transparency is needed with respect to the minimum case numbers set and achieved, as well as the associated quality improvements – not least for patients.
The report is available in German. The management summary is available in French and Italian.
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