30 miles to the next practice: Bavaria attracts successful Doctors in the country

The Land of the Doctors. Doctors don't want to in the province, they prefer the city. Medical associations also warn that in the coming years, thousands of phy

30 miles to the next practice: Bavaria attracts successful Doctors in the country

The Land of the Doctors. Doctors don't want to in the province, they prefer the city. Medical associations also warn that in the coming years, thousands of physicians retire. Especially in the case of the doctors – the doctors of General medicine – is the proportion of over 60-Year-old with more than 35 percent is particularly high. You have difficulties to find a successor.

the Corona has shown, a pandemic, how important it is to have, even in rural areas with good medical care, says Beate Reinhardt, Chairman of the house medical Association of Bavaria: "The house doctors have held the position, we were the protective wall and the first point of contact for many people." "Prospects" in FOCUS Online

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The associations of sickness Fund doctors (KV) in the länder is responsible for ensuring that legally Insured by General practitioners and specialists as quickly as possible and close to your place of residence can be treated. It has been determined in a model calculation, that the demand for medical care rise up to the year 2030 moderate, the medical supply will then decline.

KVB launches new support program for country doctors

How much the medical care may differ depending on the Region, shows a map of the free state of Bavaria, which has made the kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns (KVB) to the Internet. So there is, especially in the South of the Federal state of regions in which family doctors are seemingly in Abundance. In other districts, it doesn't look so rosy: This includes the district of Tischenreuth, but also geisenhausen and Ansbach, North count. There is a house on the verge of medical care. In Eggenfelden the North, in turn, the threat is already a reality. Here, the KVB recognized in the balance sheet even an under-supply.

Now KVB has announced a new regional funding program. It is intended to ensure a resulting shortage of Doctors and outpatient care, as it is called. "The funding programme is aimed at family doctors and specialists alike," according to a spokesman for FOCUS Online. With financial support measures, the KVB wants to grab the twelve regions under the arms, which had classified the land Committee of Doctors and health insurance companies in mid-may, as "fraught with under-powered" and "under powered".

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Specifically, it is one-time funding for a branch or practice the acquisition of up to 60,000 Euro. On the establishment of a branch practice, the KVB also provides up to 15,000 euros and for the employment of a physician in the relevant specialist group, should give up to 4000 Euro per quarter, according to the KVB. In the under-served Region Eggenfelden Northern Doctors can even hope to even more money.

country doctor ratio to under supply

to solve The new regional funding program, just one of many in Bavaria, but in order to be the Problem. With the BeLA program, for example, the budding Doctors of medicine and to rural areas taught during the entire course of study, a close relationship to the General, trying to the state government, in collaboration with various universities to counteract this. At the same time the recently adopted country doctor quota is to prevent the supply situation in the country could, in the medium term to deteriorate.

With the quota to be reserved up to 5.8 per cent of the Bavarian medical study places for students who have not graduated with top grades, but after their training, undertake a minimum of ten years as a family physician working in a medically under-supply the Region. If you didn't, a contract penalty in the amount of 250,000 euros.

The offer comes. Until the application deadline for the winter semester 2020/21 685 applications for the 114 places of medical studies according to the country doctor rate a went. The Bavarian state Ministry for health and care celebrated the Start of the Initiative as a success.

country doctor ratio is a profit

Also in the eyes of Beate Reinhardt, the country doctor ratio is a profit. In particular, because in job interviews, and motivation, the social skills of the candidates in writing to be taken. "Just country doctors usually have a very familiar relationship with their patients. In our profession you must be able to deal very well with people,“ says Reinhardt to FOCUS Online, and speaks from experience: she is a specialist in General medicine in the upper Franconian province, and is a mentor for young Doctors, it draws on the country. to get

the shortage of Doctors in the longer term, it is still important to establish several solution approaches, which specify the "equivalence of occupation". Because the reasons why young Doctors are not let in the country, are many and varied. Some prevents around a weak infrastructure, the child care option or the cultural offer. Also, the Partner can play a role.

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to be A different twitches, however, in view of the bureaucracy, which is associated with a private practice, the long hours of work, or perhaps the responsibility, the only doctor in the district. Also, Reinhardt knows that we stand as a country doctor often as a single fighter. "For young Doctors, the first years are a huge challenge."

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asked to take the fear of the responsibility, had to give it to, according to Reinhardt in Germany about mentoring programs for young doctors to the country in which you find yourself with more experienced colleagues. Here, the municipalities were asked to develop tailor-made concepts for your Region.

For Reinhardt in any case, the profession of a country doctor is already the "best Job in the world". "The work is not really exciting, because it is predictable. And the patient much be back,“ she says. Now it's just a matter to convince even more doctors about it. In Bavaria, in any case, it seems to be on the right path. The world is better than your bad news - FOCUS Online provides you every Friday with the best stories from the field perspectives. Subscribe here for free Newsletter:

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Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 17:26

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