Frankfurt - The Kassenärztliche Vereinigung (KV) Hessen calls for discussion about future patient care. In this context, closer cooperation between the outpatient and inpatient sectors is initially necessary: “It is important that we talk to politicians, health insurance companies and hospitals about how the resources in our healthcare system can be used more efficiently through improved digital communication structures and what sensible control of the patient should look like, "said the board of directors of.
Frank Dastych and Eckhard Starke warned, however, that this should not lead to further opening of hospitals for outpatient care. Instead, the KV calls for the outpatient care structures to be strengthened, "for which the whole world envies us," said Dastych and Starke. What is also needed is "an honest discussion about the future of small hospitals that are neither profitable nor can meet the necessary quality and treatment standards," said the KV board.
What is openly discussed in other countries should not be taboo for better patient care in Germany either: "The closure of forest and meadow hospitals, which cost money and are of little importance for patient care," so Dastych and Starke. Closing them would make investments in the “really necessary clinics” possible, “which in turn would increase the quality of patient care,” the KV top said.