Support for the training of general practitioners
In 2010 Germany implemented a training program for General Practitioners, with the pure goal of constant further training for physicians and a good collaboration between the hospitals and private practices. Â
The leading associations of statutory health insurance (SHI), the German Hospital Union (DKG) and the National Physician Association (PBR) have begun, with the participation of the Association of Private Health Insurance and the Federal Medical Association, to promote at a federal level the need for training and evaluation of General Practitioners.
The results from 2010 have now been published in a joint report
The background of the further training and evaluation of the General Practitioners was the in 1st of January 2010 restructured agreement set to boost development in outpatient and inpatient primary care. Their goal among other things was to improve the conditions for doctors and patients alike. The parties agreed on an annual evaluation, beginning with the year 2010, to jointly create greater transparency about the impact of the promoted program.
In the year 2010, the program funded training for 3263 physicians in the outpatient setting and for 1923 in the inpatient setting. The parties considered as a transition year. A comprehensive assessment of the impact of the program is only possible with future evaluation reports.
It is encouraging to see that in the meantime 12 from 17 coordination centers were formed. They should be responsible with the enhancement of coordination and organization of the training and serve as information platforms and exchange centers between the hospitals and private practices. The institutions assume that in other areas the centers will become operational later this year, so that doctors can benefit nationwide from the trainings.
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