13.10.2017
Hospital Medical Practice - Weighing Up between Patient Welfare and Economic Factors. Interviews with Doctors and Hospital Managers

Hospital Medical Practice - Weighing Up between Patient Welfare and Economic Factors. Interviews with Doctors and Hospital Managers

Heinz Rothgang and Joachim Larisch, SOCIUM, are joint scientific directors and organisers of the event.

On Monday, November 6, 2017 a panel event will take place to discuss the findings of an empirical study on the economisation of medical decisions relating to hospital patients. The discussants include Professor Quante-Brandt, Senator for Health in Bremen as well as other prominent healthcare policy-makers and practitioners. Read more ...

20.09.2017
New medicines under examination: Nearly half without additional benefits

New medicines under examination: Nearly half without additional benefits

Health experts from SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen present the Innovation Report 2017 at the Federal Press Conference on 20 September in Berlin.

Professor Gerd Glaeske (SOCIUM Research Center on Equality and Social Policy) and Professor Wolf-Dieter Ludwig (Chairman of the Medical Committee of the German Medical Association), published the Innovationreport with the support of the Techniker Krankenkasse the fifth time. The research report reviews drugs that have been prescribed in Germany since three years and have been reimbursed by the statutory health insurance (GKV). The results of assessments of 32 new drugs evaluated were mediocre - no single product receiving the overall "green traffic light". Read more ...

07.09.2017
Carina Schmitt receives ERC Starting Grant

Carina Schmitt receives ERC Starting Grant

1.5 Million Euros from the European Research Council for Research on "The Legacy of Colonialism: Origins and Outcome of Social Protection".

Great news at SOCIUM: Carina Schmitt, Professor of Global Social Policy at the University of Bremen has received a prestigious award. She acquired one of the coveted ERC Starting Grants. The European Research Council (ERC) now funds her research with nearly 1.5 million Euros. Carina Schmitt explores the legacy of colonialism with regard to the origins and outcomes of social security. Read more ...