Priorization of medical services: which factors determine the decision process? An empirical analysis
Due to the limited financial resources in the health sector, it is necessary to make decisions about the reimbursement of medical services and prioritization. In Germany there is lack of studies that shows which factors determine the decision process for prioritizing specific interventions. This decision process is yet a "black box". This question should be answered with the help of focus groups with participants from the fields of medicine, health economics and medical ethics.
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Dr. Kathrin Damm