Hospitals in Germany 2000-2017

In 2017, there were 3,084 hospitals in Germany. The number of hospitals in Germany has been declining almost year-on-year since the year 2000, when there were over 3.6 thousand hospitals in Germany. 

Healthcare indicators

Expenditure on health in Germany amounted to a 11.2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018. This share has been gradually increasing since 2000. In comparison to other European countries, this ranked Germany third in terms of health expenditure. Top of the list was Switzerland, which spent 12.2 percent of its’ GDP on healthcare in this year and France which spent 11.3 percent.

Opinion of healthcare in the country

The quality of German healthcare is generally regarded as good by the German population. In a survey of nine European countries, 56 percent of German respondents rated the quality of their accessible healthcare as good, while only thirteen percent regarded it as poor. Although, 45 percent of those surveyed trust the quality of the treatment offered in Germany, which was lower than the trust in some other western European countries.

Number of hospitals in Germany from 2000 to 2017

Number of hospitals
2011 3,278
2010 3,301
2009 3,324
2008 3,322
2007 3,326
2006 3,359
2005 3,409
2004 3,460
2003 3,513
2002 3,564
2001 3,628
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2017

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