PMID: 7941791Jan 1, 1994Paper

The health care structure law as a political public health reform in ambulatory and day surgery

Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
H Sorgatz

Abstract

The statutory opening of hospitals for ambulatory surgery can't without more ado be derived from the health-care reform which came into force on the 1st of January 1993. From the genesis of this reform it can be understood that the field of ambulatory surgery has been integrated just shortly before its legislation into the outlines of the health-care reform. As a consequence the hospitals are obliged to follow the principle "ambulatory before stationary" even in the stationary field. In this way the strict separation between the two fields (ambulatory and stationary) will be overcome to a great extent. Taking into consideration the further changes brought by the health-care reform in the stationary field new ranges of action for hospitals, with their chances but also their risks, have to be expected.

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