So strongly varies with the density of physicians in Germany

The number of practice physicians in Germany has increased in the past year. Whether patients benefit, however, depends strongly of their place of residence. The medical care in Freiburg is testing in the Breisgau. In the student city computer care – – nearly 400 practicing physicians to 100,000 population. 300 kilometres further North, in the Bavarian district of Coburg, are only 84,3 Doctors to 100,000 inhabitants.

The current publication of the Federal physician register, all Figures are taken from 31. December 2018. Nationwide, approximately 148.600 Doctors and will exhaust 26,700 psychotherapists worked, therefore, at this time with a cashier approval. In comparison to the previous year, this number has risen by 1.5 percent.

The actual increase is the cash-medical Federal Union (KBV), but only 0.2 percent, and as such, more and more Doctors work part-time. “The resource is a doctor and remains in short supply,” said KBV head Andreas streets.

Bremen, Hamburg, Berlin: The Highest Doctor Density

According to the new data, the physician network has become in the past year in all the länder in comparison to 2017 poet. Most of the Doctors and psychotherapists per 100,000 inhabitants are therefore working on the state-level in the city-States of Bremen (EUR 296.2), Hamburg (295,7) and Berlin (285,9).

Surprisingly, it exists in the doctor-patient key, there is no clear difference between the East and the West. Although Brandenburg is the density of physicians nationwide in the last place. However, the physicians Westphalia-regions-Lippe, Saxony-Anhalt, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia, also less than 200 practising physicians per 100,000 inhabitants.

The physicians save their practices, however, only a part of the health care in a Region, and in addition, Doctors in hospitals, as well as physiotherapists, speech therapists and other healthcare professionals.

In addition, patients from more sparsely populated regions, use of spaces, often offices in nearby cities. The district of Landshut with 87 Physicians are ranked based on 100,000 inhabitants in the density of physicians nationwide on the second-to-last place. The city of Landshut is in contrast with a value of 319 Doctors even in the top group in eighth place.

In addition, residents must be in sparsely populated regions, sometimes in spite of a good doctor-patient key long travel paths. For the Individual it is crucial, therefore, how far is the nearest doctor’s surgeries are, and how good you are with buses and trains accessible.

Physician density: large differences

Also, the density of family doctors, which are for many people the first port of call, there are great regional differences. The densest network of Kaufbeuren in Bavaria, with 95.9 house doctors per 100,000 inhabitants. Over the 90-Doctors-brand of Würzburg, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Freiburg are in the Breisgau, and Weimar.

Of the ten municipalities with the lowest house doctor six are density in North Rhine-Westphalia – including the city of Duisburg (about 500,000 inhabitants) with 55 doctors per 100,000 residents.

At house doctors, particular difficulties are also to find a successor for practice owners, the retirement. The biggest Problem is likely, according to statistics, in Rhineland-Palatinate, where the nation’s oldest in-house doctors. Almost one-fifth of General practitioners is older than 65, the average is 56.4 years. In contrast, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the comparatively recent in-house doctors with an average age of 54 years of age, only 9.3 percent are older than 65.

The average age of all practising doctors increased the Federal physician register, easy to 54.2 years. General practitioners are at 55.5 years, slightly above this average.