External publications

Studies, reports, and publications on caregiving, health, and dehydration.
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The heat action plan is aimed at all employees of inpatient geriatric care facilities. It provides information about the health consequences of heat, risk factors, and the contribution that every
Group can afford. Important health heat protection measures are presented in detail and are translated into the familiar format’ structure, process and outcome quality’.


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Heat service for municipalities

Heat stress has already increased noticeably in many communities in Germany. The HeatService Portal provides assistance in protecting the public from the health effects of heat. On the HeatService portal you will find information and measures for more heat protection in your community and care facility.


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Long-term care statistics – Long-term care under long-term care insurance – German results (latest issue – discontinued on a report-by-report basis)


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How innovative technologies are easing the burden and changing the job satisfaction of long-term care nurses.
(March 2021)

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“Growing older” is a lifelong process. The healthyhealth in old age is also the result of the biography of a human being. Thus, “Healthy Aging” represents a lifelong task, which can already be accomplished at a younger age. is significant. Although the proposedmeasures relate to older adults, theadults, it is, however, a concern of the overall health health goals process, that all age groups be reachedso that the younger age groups have a solid funcfor successful development and optimal health in development and optimal health in old age. can.
(March 2012)

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the quality inspection guidelines for full inpatient care (QPR full inpatient) have been adopted by the GKV-Spitzenverband with the participation of the MDS and the PKV inspection service.
The most important organizations at the federal level for the representation of the interests and self-help of people in need of care and people with disabilities have participated in an advisory capacity. The QPR
for full inpatient care were approved by the Federal Ministry of Health and took effect on November 1, 2019. The guidelines are binding for the MDK and for the PKV inspection service.

(July 2022)

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Outpatient-sensitive hospitalizations (ASK) are hospitalizations that would have been potentially avoidable with adequate outpatient care. The goal of the analysis is to descript gender- and age-specific indicators of dehydration (PQI 10), community-acquired pneumonia (PQI 11), and urinary tract infection (PQI 12) and to look at rates over time.

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Study of 182 subjects on drinking habits and psychological characteristics. Their ages ranged from 18 to 75. The age groups between 18 and 60 were about equally represented and decreased slightly in number beyond that. Each age group included nearly equal numbers of men and women. Half of the participants were of normal weight, as assessed by BMI (body mass index), and 7% were underweight. The majority of participants had above-average general knowledge and good self-confidence. Accordingly, they formed an upscale section of the population.
(March 2012)

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The annual health report of the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) health insurance company (TK) deals with, among other things. with incapacities to work in the case of persons in gainful employment. Data on the labor force are considered, which includes not only employed persons but also recipients of unemployment benefits.

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How much and, above all, what do people drink in everyday life? Which drinks do they prefer to quench their thirst with? Not all liquids are the same, and everyone’s approach to drinking is a little different. The study shows how different people’s drinking behavior is in Germany and where there are still problems.

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