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Hospitals in Need of Treatment: How Many Budget Cuts Can Patients Take?

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August 6, 2013
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German hospitals are expected to be profitable, but in comparison with health systems in other countries, the German health system is expensive and bureaucratic. We talk about the need for improvement in German hospitals with Dr. Sebastian Krolop, Head of Management Consulting at Accenture Health, Germany.


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