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What can England learn from the long-term care system in Germany?

Report 11/09/2019Natasha Curry | Laura Schlepper | Nina Hemmings

The current social care system in England is widely regarded as unfair, complex, confusing and failing to meet growing care needs in the population. Germany was in a similar situation 24 years ago, but successfully brought about far-reaching reform. As the UK government promises to fix our social ca...

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Natasha Curry at Summit 2019: What can England learn from the long-term care systems in Japan and Germany?

Video 28/02/2019

Natasha Curry (Deputy Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust), discusses Japan and Germany's social care systems in the context of the upcoming green paper looking to reform the English system. Presentat…

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Caroline Wagner: Large versus small hospitals

Presentation 20/01/2014

In this slideshow, Dr Caroline Wagner, Research Fellow, Scientific Institute of Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) for Benefit and Efficiency in Health Care (WINEG), Germany, draws on case studies in …

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Ernst Walther: The challenges facing hospitals in Germany

Video 20/01/2014

In this video interview, Dr Ernst Walther, Head Physician, Department of Neurology, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Germany, describes his concerns regarding hospital organisation in Germany, focusing …

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Torsten Hecke: Predictive modelling – lessons from Germany

Video 13/06/2012

In this video, Dr Torsten Hecke of Techniker Krankenkasse, reflects on his experiences of predictive modelling – in terms of the main learning points for the NHS – and considers how developments in …

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Spatial distribution of avoidable cancer deaths in Germany

Journal article 02/09/2011

The aim of this study was to investigate the spatial distribution of avoidable cancer mortality (ACM) rates in Germany and to identify small areas with exceptionally high rates using districts (Landkreise/Kreise and kreisfreie Städte) as a unit of analysis. Avoidable cancer mortality reflects death...

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Dirk Göpffarth: The German risk adjustment formula

Video 29/06/2011

The NHS in England has recently introduced a  risk adjustment formula that will be used to allocate budgets  to GP practices and clinical commissioning groups. In June 2011 the Nuffield Trust held a  …

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The Techniker Krankenkasse experience: lessons for commissioners from a successful German statutory health insurer

Summary 09/11/2010Nuffield Trust

This paper covers practice at Techniker Krankenkasse, one of Germany’s biggest statutory health insurance companies.

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