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 ...

15.09.2014
Memorandum

Memorandum "Foundations and Challenges of the Welfare State" has been published on the German Federal Welfare Court’s 60th jubilee

Welfare State Memorandum handed to German President Joachim Gauck. President offers to continue the discussion.

On September 11, 2014, President Joachim Gauck has presented the welfare state memorandum, a Denkschrift, at the German Federal Welfare Court in Kassel on the court’s 60th jubilee. The memorandum is an unusual Festschrift to which the Center for Social Policy Research (ZeS) and the Collaborative Research Center 597 „Transformations of the State“ (TranState) of the University of Bremen have contributed considerably. The title of the memorandum volume is „Foundations and Challenges of the Welfare State“. It is published by the Erich Schmidt Verlag in Berlin, a welfare law publisher. Read more ...

20.08.2014
Report on cost-benefit ratings of registered drugs presented in Berlin

Report on cost-benefit ratings of registered drugs presented in Berlin

The Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS) at the University of Bremen continues the cost-benefit assessment of drugs with existing admission to the pharmaceuticals market.

The today presented report on cost-benefit ratings of registered drugs assesses the additional patient-oriented value and cost-effectiveness of selected pharmaceuticals, the way it was originally intended in AMNOG. The authors Daniela Boeschen, Roland Windt and Gerd Glaeske examined prescriptions of selected patented pharmaceuticals, based on routine data of the TK health insurance fund. They compared and assessed the analyzed drugs in addition according to the available evidence. Read more ...