NUMBEO

Health Care in Berlin, Germany

Component of health care surveyedSatisfaction %
Skill and competency of medical staff
75.96 High
Speed in completing examination and reports
65.20 High
Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment
83.24 Very High
Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports
72.92 High
Friendliness and courtesy of the staff
65.05 High
Satisfaction with responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions
49.04 Moderate
Satisfaction with cost to you
71.84 High
Convenience of location for you
79.09 High

Contributors: 104

Last update: November 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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1 Comments so far

#Maximilian on May 27, 2018 :
I can confidently say that health care is very bad in Berlin (and probably in the rest of Germany). And the worst thing is that Germans themselves think that their system is very good.

My fellow Germans (very nice people), your healthcare used to be good back in 70s or 80s, but, by the standards of the modern world, it's far-far away from being on par with other developed countries (and sometimes even developing countries such as India or Brazil). I know what you're thinking now. You're thinking that it's bullshit but it's not and you are the very people suffering from ignoring this fact.

Almost 90% of the population of Germany uses the public health insurance. All these people have almost 0 access to preventive medical services and diagnostics but Germans won't admit this because their insurance kinda covers some kinds of diagnostics once per 7000 years and even these diagnostic measures are generally very basic and are being done in a very neglect way. But they have it and the checkbox is checked when you read yet another article about excellent German healthcare.

There's a stereotype that German healthcare is very good (the best?) when it comes to cancer treatment and diagnostics. First, this is very arguable as Germans are very conservative and don't use any experimental and cutting edge techniques / technologies (as opposed to Israel and South Korea for example), second, all the best ways of treatment available in Germany will never be used by normal people with public health insurance as it's expensive and doctors are strongly discouraged to do such diagnostics as PET scans for example. Yes, Germany has PET scanners but these are only available to "paying customers". Even a simple MRI is a luxury here but when you finally get access to it, you're going to be scanned with an 18th century device as all the high-end devices are reserved for the "paying" people.

Fellow Germans, why it should be like this? Lots of us pay more than 700 euros every single month for the mandatory health insurance which is in most of the cases completely useless.

Modern healthcare is based on early treatment and maintenance of good health as opposed to German "go home, take Ibuprofen and come back when you're almost dead" philosophy and you will never get to this point if you don't demand it. Because of the population ignoring the fact of a very bad medical services, German health care is degrading as, no matter what they do, they will never be critisized or requested to do a better job.

It's a shame that you're leaving your country to your (mostly non-existent) children in a worse shape than your parents did for you.