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Hospitals under Pressure

The economic pressure on German hospitals is continuously growing.

In 2004 Germany counted 2,200 Hospitals, from which more than 80%* were owned by public institutions

Credit volume in 2004 reached EUR 10 billion, which resulted in EUR 500 million of annual interest expenses**

Public owners are concerned with economic pressure of increasing social costs and shrinking tax revenues; therefore they

contract out of liability

reduce subsidies for investments

As a result, investment holdups become obvious (up to EUR 30 billion)**

*by number of hospitals. By number of beds: 90%
**Report „Das Krankenhaus, Basel II und der Investitionsstau“ (RWI, ADMED 2004)

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