Pursuit of profit underlies German nursing shortage
- Published on 10 April 2019
This is the second free article in the new ‘Key summaries’ series from 4open. The article offers an easy to understand version of “German nursing shortage in hospitals - Homemade by Profititis?” by Björn Brücher and Daniela Deufert; a study recently published in 4open which examines the causes and consequences of a nurse shortage in German hospitals.
The ‘Key summaries’ article uses non-technical language to help non-experts and other interested groups understand, in this instance, “What is the primary role of healthcare – to make profits or care for patients?”
“The authors argue that business culture in healthcare has resulted in untenable staff cuts in the name of savings, and a heavy and largely unnecessary paperwork burden for staff.”
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