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Legislation related to healthcare public reporting

  • Germany

    Public reporting in Germany is partly regulated by law. Since 2005, hospitals have been required by law to publish standardized quality reports every two years. In addition to structural information (type of departments, licensed beds, and so on), hospitals were required only to publish some volume information for the ten most frequent diagnoses, procedures, and DRGs per department. Since 2007, the publication of twenty-seven quality parameters out of the BQS modules has become mandatory. Most of these, however, are related to process information, not to outcomes.