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Medical Guidelines

Inside Knowledge: The Medical Guideline

Diabetes, liver cancer or eating disorder – in the medical guidelines, the latest knowledge about the treatment of diseases is gathered. The information is openly accessible.
Nurse

How to Apply for Home Care in Germany

If you need home care after a hospital stay, you can apply for Unterstützungspflege at home. The health insurance pays for most of the costs.
Discharge Management

Your Rights Upon Discharge From Hospital

Discharge management ensures that you are well cared for at home after a hospital stay in Germany. Since October 2017, there are clear regulations on which services you have a right to within the scope of discharge management.
Johannes Riedel

„Patients Don’t Have to Provide Evidence for Medical Errors.”

In the case of a medical error, you can turn to the expert committee of the responsible Medical Board. This is an extrajudicial arbitration board for disputes between doctors and patients. Johannes Riedel explains how it works in this interview.
Second medical opinion

Second opinion before the operation in Germany: This is how it works!

You may get a second opinion before surgery. Either you hire an expert office or you organize the second opinion yourself.
Euthanasia

Euthanasia Laws in Germany

Active euthanasia is prohibited in Germany, passive euthanasia is allowed. Who can you contact when you have the wish to die?

Your Rights as a Patient in Hospital

Can I choose the hospital myself? Which additional costs are there for surgery? The legal situation for patients is presented here.

Checklist: Hospital Stay

What do I have to remember before a hospital stay in Germany? All the important aspects are listed in this checklist.

Coronavirus: Telediagnosis via Video Consultation

There are different companies in Germany that provide online consultation and online prescriptions. We tested five different providers.

The German Healthcare System

Depending on the disease, in Germany you either visit a general practitioner in his practice, a specialist, a hospital or a rehabilitation facility.