Background information

The following information might be useful when preparing your research project in Germany.




The European Observatory on Health Service and Policies provides an overview of the German health service here.

Statistical information about the German health service is available from the Federal Statistical Office here.

Please note that the German health service differs substantially from the British and American health services, both in regard to its structure and organization and in the roles and responsibilities of its players. The German Medical Association gives a brief overview here.




Germany's largest teaching hospitals by case numbers are located in Berlin, Kiel, and Gießen. Munich has two teaching hospitals. A clickable list can be found here.

The largest teaching hospital by turnover, the Charité, is located in Berlin.


Other sources of information can be found here.


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