Berlin:Â The mood of the medical profession has improved. 93% think that the German health care system is good or very good. Four years ago, only 80% had this opinion. Even with the current economic situation, physicians are increasingly satisfied. 95% of hospital doctors and 76% of General Practitioners consider the system good and very good.
Declining at the same rate is the skepticism. In recent years, not even one in five doctors believed in the long-term policy to ensure good health care for all. Now, two out of 5 doctors share that view. In general, the health policy of the government is increasingly rated better. In 2009, only 4% of the doctors considered the health policy a good idea. Last year the numbers indicated 18%.
At the same time the patient satisfaction is increased within the German health system. Since 2008 the proportion of patients that value the system as good or very good grew from 59% to 82%.
â€œSince the mid of the last decade there is a trend towards greater satisfaction with the health system,â€
said Renate Kocher, director of the Institute of Allensbach. â€œThis trend has now received again a significant boostâ€
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