Contribution in the anthology “Management of Health Regions IV” –
-planning of needs and holistic regional care and cooperation
(published April 2018 by Springer Verlag)
The demographic development makes geriatrics a growth area in acute inpatient care. Geriatric potential is currently unused in many hospitals. There is not inconsiderable additional revenue for hospitals, since the option of billing geriatric complex flat rates is not used for various reasons. In addition, the quality of treatment for older patients could be significantly improved through interdisciplinary geriatric care. One reason for this is the lack of structured screening to identify geriatric patients. On the other hand, the lack of an agreement on the internal allocation of services between the specialist departments involved in many places also helps to ensure that geriatric potential is not used.
About the anthology:
The focus of the fourth volume on the topic of health regions is the area of outpatient care. The individual articles give an insight into current developments, problem areas, points of view, trends and future prospects and potentials.
More information about the anthology can be foundhere.