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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

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.

Coronavirus: Germany Better Prepared than Italy

Will the Corona crisis hit the German healthcare system just as hard as the Italian one? Different indicators speak against it.

Coronavirus in Germany – 10 Useful Answers

There are many questions about the spread of the coronavirus. In this article, we answer ten burning questions about your jobm family and vacation.

A Day in the Life of an Emergency Doctor in Germany

Every year, one million visitors come to Cologne to celebrate Carnival there. But are there also a lot of emergencies? This is how Dr. Tommaso Coin experienced the day.

Treatment costs in the U.S.A. and in Germany

The German doctor Dr. Peter Niemann was pretty astonished when he found out how much a minor medical intervention costs in the USA. A pleural puncture can cost up to 2,000 dollars there.

Surgery Costs in different Countries

How much does heart bypass surgery cost in the USA? How expensive is Caesarean delivery in Switzerland? The costs for various operations in different countries are presented here.

The difficult Search for the Suitable Clinic

There are many health agencies that offer their services to patients from abroad. However, you should take care when choosing the agency. It is best to contact the International department of the clinic.

How do I find the right patient mediator?

Hundreds of patient mediators offer their help to foreign patients, however there are many black sheeps as well. Get tips on choosing the right one.

First consultation with the doctor

„How can I help you?“ - is a question often asked by doctors at the beginning of a consultation. It is important that you formulate your symptoms in an understandable way.

Important Information for Foreign Patients in Germany

As a research assistant at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Jens Juszczak has been dealing with medical tourism for many years. In this interview, he gives foreign patients some important tips.

Pregnancy and Giving Birth in Germany

How to expectant mothers experience their pregnancy in Germany? How are they supported during birth and what happens afterwards? Here is a brief overview.

These celebrities have been treated in Germany

Whether it's Ronaldo, George Clooney or Cher, many public figures can be treated by German doctors.