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Frederik Cyrus Roeder
Frederik Roeder is a German health economist. He studied hospital management, health economics and international business at the universities of Goettingen (Germany), Bayreuth (Germany), Maribor (Slovenia), and Tongji Shanghai (China). Since 2011, he serves as a Visiting Professor for Health Economics at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and as a Visiting Professor for Healthcare Management and Economics at Ilia State University (Georgia). Mr. Roeder is the Managing Director of Healthcare Solutions, with a focus on know-how transfer and policy advise from German healthcare to healthcare systems in transition. Besides working with Central and Eastern Europe countries, he also actively works in the currently reformed health system of the Republic of Georgia and in East Asian countries.
Economic Note describing a measure for collecting hospital quality data and making it transparent and accessible to Quebec patients
Choosing the right hospital can be a difficult decision for patients and their families. In 2005, in order to provide more transparency and facilitate evidence-based decisions, Germany began requiring that all hospitals publish structured quality reports every two years. These reports are meant to allow patients to compare the level of quality of each hospital. Doctors can also base their referrals on these reports. This kind of transparency leads to the continuous improvement of the quality of medical treatment.
Economic Note on the benefits of for-profit private hospitals in Germany
The Canadian health care system is an oddity among developed countries in that the public sector is not only responsible for most of the financing of the health care system, but also has a near complete monopoly on the delivery of hospital care. In Europe, where public financing is as prevalent as in Canada, if not more so, the private for-profit sector has an extensive role to play in delivering service.