25.11.2014
BARMER GEK Care Report 2014 presented in Berlin

BARMER GEK Care Report 2014 presented in Berlin

This year’s report looks at the provision of dental treatment for people in need of care.

The focus of the 7th edition of the BARMER GEK Care Report is the provision of dental check-ups and treatment to people in need of long-term care (LTC). The report presents a broad overview of dental care provision for LTC receivers, describes the problems identified, outlines the most recent legislative changes in response to these problems and points to further potential for improvement. Read more ...

06.10.2014
University of Bremen gains new research group on needs-based justice

University of Bremen gains new research group on needs-based justice

Centre for Social Policy Research contributes spokesman and two projects.

On its October meeting, the Senate of the German Reserach Foundation (DFG) approved setting up a new research group "Needs-based Justice and Distribution Procedures" (FOR 2104) at the University of Bremen. The interdisciplinary research group is a cooperation between eleven philosophers, political scientists, psychologists, sociologists and economists from the Universities of Bremen, Hamburg, Oldenburg, Vienna and Jacobs University Bremen. Read more ...

16.09.2014
BARMER GEK Heil- und Hilfsmittelreport 2014 presented in Berlin

BARMER GEK Heil- und Hilfsmittelreport 2014 presented in Berlin

Produced by members of the ZeS, the BARMER GEK Heil- und Hilfsmittelreport investigates the German statutory health care in a ten year tradition.

Therapeutic interventions and medical devices are used in treatment, prevention or compensation of impairment in order to prevent the worsening of diseases, handicaps and to improve quality of life. Though, these interventions are important in an aging society that is shaped by chronic diseases, their market is still characterized by a lack of transparency and regional differences. Read more ...