DAK Report 2017

IGES Institute

Sleep disorders: Underestimated and accompanied by a high degree of strain

Every tenth employed person aged between 18 and 65 years suffers from insomnia, a sleep disorder. The affected people suffer from a high degree of strain. Since 2005, the number of days of absence from work due to sleep disorders has increased by about 70 percent. However, sleep disorders only play a small role in sick leave attestation. » Details

IGES Institute

IGES Institute

Study shows ways of improving noise reduction in rail freight traffic

In many regions in Germany, the nocturnal rail freight noise is high above the limit for building new tracks. The most important measure to counteract this is to substitute old cast-iron brake blocks with composite brake blocks, which is expected to be completed by 2020. However, experts say that this will be insufficient. Further technical changes on wagons, locomotives and tracks are necessary. New wagons should be equipped with disc brakes. For controlling and regulating purposes, the noise-differentiated track access charge system should be expanded and an independent noise monitoring system put in place to monitor success. » Details

Digital transformation

IGES Institute

Experts: Digital transformation shifts sector boundaries

According to experts, digitalization will substantially change the roles of individual stakeholders in the healthcare sector. 80 percent of the decision-makers in the German healthcare system expect a consequent shift in the sector’s boundaries. Particularly the ambulatory sector is of major interest, which most would like to penetrate and consequently shape with new digital offers. » Details

Antibiotics

IGES Institute

Antibiotics: Increasing market pressure heightens the risk of supply delivery bottlenecks.

Generics constitute a high proportion of antibiotic supplies, accounting for 84% in the ambulatory sector and 87% in the inpatient sector. However, recently, hospitals in particular have repeatedly not been receiving sufficient deliveries. According to experts, the current market developments are one of the reasons for these delivery bottlenecks. » Details

Benefit assessemnt

IGES Institute

Early benefit assessment hardly has an impact on treatment decisions

In Germany, early benefit assessment seems to neither encourage nor inhibit drug prescription. Whether physicians prescribe new active agents to their patients is rather more dependent on many other factors, for instance the respective field of treatment or competing treatments. This was demonstrated by IGES Institute analyses for which IGES experts compared the prescription patterns for 105 active agents that had been introduced before or after the early benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals in accordance with the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG) had come into effect. » Details

Public officials

IGES Institute

Mandatory SHI for public officials lowers burden on public-sector budgets

Including privately insured civil servants in the statutory health insurance (GKV) would lower the burden on national and federal public-sector budgets by approximately 60 billion euros by 2030. However, not all federal states would see an improvement. This system change would generate an additional income for the GKV, which would make possible a reduction of contributions of up to 0.34 percent. » Details

Public officials

IGES Institute

Mandatory SHI for public officials lowers burden on public-sector budgets

Including privately insured civil servants in the statutory health insurance (GKV) would lower the burden on national and federal public-sector budgets by approximately 60 billion euros by 2030. However, not all federal states would see an improvement. This system change would generate an additional income for the GKV, which would make possible a reduction of contributions of up to 0.34 percent. » Details

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AiM

AiM

Assessment in Medicine

Evidence based reimbursement of medical devices » Details

CSG

CSG

Clinical Study Group

Clinical research that doesn't lose sight of the big picture » Details

IMC clinicon

IMC clinicon

IMC clinicon

Analysis and consulting for hospitals » Details

HealthEcon

HealthEcon

Optimizing Market Access

Swiss consulting since 1981 » Details