Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286
hadley.ward@statista.com

Number of hospitals in Germany 2000-2018

The number of hospitals in Germany has been decreasing every year, amounting to 1,925 in 2018. In comparison, there were 2,242 hospitals in 2000.

Hospital reform

While there can be many reasons for a hospital closing, in Germany most of them have to do with the so-called ongoing hospital reform (Krankenhausreform) or the hospital structure law (Krankenhausstrukturgesetz). A summary of explanations from the government involves falling rural inhabitant numbers, which may lead to rural hospitals closing, and an aging population in general, therefore making it a necessity to check hospitals for being up-to-date in terms of equipment, staff and availability.

Future remains to be seen

On a positive note, statutory health insurance spending on hospital treatments in Germany has been increasing during the last decade, covering more than 80.3 million euros in 2019. The long-term effects of the hospital reform remain to be seen, as opening a new hospital after a closing, deciding on locations in rural areas, refurbishing working hospitals and hiring staff takes time and resources.

Number of hospitals in Germany from 2000 to 2018

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

August 2020

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Hospitals in Germany"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.