Research and Surveys

Few areas are as subject to the fast pace of change as is the medical sector. New developments require for instance that medical professionals implement quality management systems, cope with patients’ online ratings of the doctor’s office, and address technological, business and healthcare policy issues.
What is the current sentiment and outlook of physicians in Germany? What is the state of quality management and patient safety? The Public Health Foundation commissions representatives studies in such areas and more in cooperation with universities and other research facilities. Areas of additional interest include doctors’ ratings, practice accessibility and further topics which foster transparency in healthcare.

Quality Management and Patient Safety

This series of annual representative studies started in 2007. Over the course of the years, the series has focused on different subjects within the overall topic, i.e. the progress physicians are making in implementing quality management directives, practical experiences in the doctors’ daily routines and other topics of interest, such as patient safety and hygiene.

All Quality Management Surveys (in German)

Doctors in the Emerging Healthcare Market

This series of surveys asks resident doctors once a year about their economic situation, marketing measures and other topics of interest, which vary from year to year.

All Doctors in Emerging Healthcare Market Surveys (in German)

Medical Climate Index for Physicians

Twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, this survey determines the economic expectations resident doctors hold for the immediate future. Doctors, dentists and psychological psychotherapists are invited to take part.

All Medical Climate Index Surveys (in German)

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