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Medical Care Situation in Germany

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The KV RLP and the University of Trier, presented their joint supply Atlas. Atlas of care based on a specially developed data management tool that were merged in the data of the CT RLP and the statistical Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz with results from surveys of medical students and the public. For a comprehensive tool for detailed analysis of outpatient medical care situation in Rhineland-Palatinate was established, taking account of demographic change.

“It is clear that from 2019 the freezing problem will increase significantly in the rural areas in Rheinland-Pfalz, if we do not take countermeasures,” concluded Dr. Michael Smith, Executive Board Member responsible for the KV RLP. To solve this problem, called the CA RLP change, there has been an increase in legal framework and encouragement for the creation of regional networks in the affected communities.

Health Minister Malu Dreyer welcomed the supply of Atlas as a useful tool for provision of medical care. “With the supply of Atlas, another component of the Rhineland-Palatinate master plan to strengthen primary care is being implemented, the country has initiated the cooperation with partners such as the physicians’ association in 2007,” said the Minister.

Major activities of this master plan are for example the establishment of practical and Famulaturbörsen, an early warning system, the development of teaching practices for the practical year and the creation of training networks. The reconciliation of family and career is an important issue.

The Minister also pointed out that the federal legislature on January 1st 2007 which came into force have created a law amending the opportunity for the establishment of branch surgeries and to recruit physicians. About 550 appointments of doctors and over 220 Zweipraxisgründungen alone in Rhineland-Palatinate occupied success.