Wiesbaden - More than third of all inpatients admitted to the hospital also had an operation in 2014. A total of 18.5 million people had to be treated in the hospital last year, as announced on Monday in Wiesbaden. Seven million of them had surgery. The share of operations in the total recordings was therefore at 38 percent, at the level of the previous year. A good half of the patients who were operated on were 60 years of age or older. In this age group, intestinal operations and hip implants were among the most common surgical interventions.
Arthroscopic operations on the joint cartilage and menisci played major role, especially among 45 to 59 year olds. Surgery related to childbirth was the most common in women aged 15 to 44. In children up to 14 years of age, incising the eardrum to open the tympanic cavity and removing the tonsils were among the most common operations.
The underscored the importance of healthy Hospital landscape. "In German hospitals, more and more old, chronically ill and people in need of care are being cared for," said board member Eugen Brysch. "This tendency will increase. This shows that we need good local basic care and regional high-performance medicine. But the current hospital reform does not apply here Answer. ”