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Kompetenz-Centrum Geriatrie - Centre of Competence for Geriatrics
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Type of institution
The Kompetenz-Centrum Geriatrie is a combined institution of the Statutory Health Insurance and its Review Boards: -of the German Statutory Health Insurance (SHI) [Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung (GKV)] -of the Medical Review Board of the SHI [Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung (MDK)] and -of the Medical Review Board of the central associations of the health funds [Medizinischer Dienst der Spitzenverbände (MDS)] The Kompetenz-Centrum Geriatrie is located at the Medical Advisory Board North of the Statutory Health Insurance (www.mdk-nord.de).
The centre supports the agencies of the Statutory Health Insurance by specialist consultations and assessment on questions of geriatric care. Its medical experts are independent in their conclusions and work at federal level. The Kompetenz-Centrum Geriatrie is in particular responsible for: -Expert opinions and statements about issues of geriatric treatment and structures for geriatric medical care -Obtaining specialist information on specific topics -Preparation and/or evaluation of written evidence on geriatric procedures in diagnostics, therapy, and prevention -Acting as speakers and coaches at specialist geriatric meetings and training seminars -Advice and specialist representation in health policy committees with respect to questions of geriatric care -Development and evaluation of geriatric pilot projects The objective of the Kompetenz-Centrum Geriatrie is to contribute to the design of relevant geriatric treatment and care structures and to the efficient use of resources in the German health system by means of professional competence and improved co-ordination.
Main research areas
-prevention -out-patient geriatric care -in-patient geriatric care -geriatric rehabilitation -long-term nursing care of geriatric patients
beim Medizinischen Dienst der Krankenversicherung