The health system is characterized by constant and rapidly progressing change, which makes it increasingly difficult for the patient to keep track of and thus compare possibilities over the increasingly complex treatment methods offered. It is therefore understandable that health policy demands for appropriate quality evidence and increased transparency on the part of the informed patient are becoming increasingly important.
In response to this development, different concepts and offers were created in Germany – this included the formation of medical centers. While center formation has become widespread in the German health care system, it has not yet been able to establish itself in the Austrian health care system. The article describes the basic features of the establishment of medical centers and the options for an introduction to the Austrian health system.
ÖKZ – Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen, Ausgabe 08-09/2015, Seite 39-40