3 questions to. . . Dr. med. Carl-Heinz Müller, KBV board member
Dr. med. Carl-Heinz Müller, KBV board member
General medicine is the only subject to be funded with millions. Nevertheless, there is lack of offspring. Why? Mller: We haven't portrayed the medical profession as attractive in recent years. Enjoyment of the job and dealing with patients faded into the background. Instead, we pointed out the overregulation in the healthcare sector, the pressure of recourse and insufficient fees. As before, students do not come into contact with the family doctor profession enough. The different remuneration of the assistants in the hospital and in the practice was also counterproductive. Why did the practice owners only pay their assistants the funding amount of 2,040 euros and not add something themselves? Mller: The practices are not able to do this. The difference to the hospital salary of around 4,000 euros was simply too high. In addition, the practice that hires an assistant is still subject to the number of cases. That's why it wasn't attractive for the practices. Apart from that, however, we have to discuss very fundamentally whether the promotion of general medical training is the task of doctors and health insurance companies. Or whether the federal government isn't actually responsible for this. What can the KBV do to attract more young people again? Mller: The professional framework must improve. The fees have already moved up in the last few years, and the drug reclamations are under scrutiny. We are trying to reduce overregulation. This will certainly make the family doctor profession more attractive.