German healthcare spending soars:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Germany spent a total of DM 107.5 billion on medical aids, implants, dental replacements, blood products and pharmaceuticals in 1998, an increase of 4.4% over 1996. A further DM 106.7 billion was spent on treatments by medical staff. An estimated DM 5,030 per capita of the population, up DM 70 since 1996. Expenditure within the inpatient sector rose by 3.5% and within the outpatient sector by 2% during this period. Germany has seen an increase of 28.7% in spending within the healthcare sector since 1992. The total expenditure within in the sector in 1998 was DM 412.7 billion, equivalent to 10.9% of GDP.
You may also be interested in...
No device-related warning letters were released by the US FDA the week of 10 December.
Immuno-oncology development trends are revealed through an analysis of deals between cancer drug developers over the past five years.
Meindert Boysen, head of NICE’s Centre For Health Technology Evaluation, shares advice for companies aiming to get their medicine to patients. His golden rules: engage in early advice and be more realistic about pricing.