number of employees in care has risen professions

The number of employees has risen to occupations in medical health, especially in the elderly. The increase was, however, weaker than in the previous years. In the Following, we elaborate on this theme and devote ourselves to the development in the area of the 24-hour care by Eastern European nurses.

31. December 2015 exercised, according to the Federal statistical office (see Online source: destatis), 2.8 million Employees in Germany, a medical health professional. The goods of 47,000 more than at the end of 2014. As the Federal Statistical office informs also increased the number of employees in medical health professions, with a Plus of 1.7% in is, however, weaker than in the two previous years (2014: + 59.000 and + 2.2 %, 2013: + 76.000 and + 2.9% respectively).

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The number of carers of people is increasing steadily, also in the area of the 24-hour care and support at home

Those who are part of the medical profession?

To appoint the employees in medical health (classification of occupations 2010, the area of 81) include, for example, the employees

  • in the health – and sick care, including emergency services and obstetrics (2015: + 16,000 or + 1,6 %),
  • in the doctor and practice aid (+ 10,000 or + 1,5 %),
  • in the non-medical therapy, and healing (+ 10,000 or + 2,6 %), as well as
  • of medicine and dentistry (+ 7,000 or + 1,5 %).

A total of 5.3 million Employees in the health 31.12.2015 well (divided into outpatient and inpatient facilities). In comparison to the previous year, the number has increased to 112.000 (+ 2,2%). The positive trend in Employment is mainly due to the growth of the employees in the Professions of nursing (+ 25.000), and in the other health Professions (+ 38.000), including, for example. Administrative, cleaning and support forces.

Of the approximately 5.3 million health care workers, half (50,7 %) was a part – time or marginally employed. In the year 2015, the number of full-time employees has increased by 31,000, or 1.2%, the number of part – time and marginally employed workers, around 81 000 or 3.1 %. The number of the full tariff-time equivalent employees, the so-called Full-time employees, in the year 2015 at about 3.9 million, increased in the year 2015 (+ 86.000, or + 2.3 %) and significantly more than in the year 2014

(+ 61.000, or + 1,6 %).

What does the future hold? How it behaves in the case of Eastern European care workers?

Against the Background of the increasing number of patient are likely to increase the number, probably more. For us, the question of how the development in the area of the 24-hour care, Eastern European care workers, for example. Polish nurses, will look like. Currently, the number of increases from year to year to year, and in addition to legal care workers from Poland as well as nurses from other countries, such as, for example, increased. Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia.

We assume that the demand will continue to increase, because the new regulations under the care act to strengthen starting in 2017, the outpatient care (p.will win more of the costs of outpatient care) is becoming increasingly important.

With the new care strengthening laws, after all, 5 billion euros since January of 2017, a year in addition for the care. The German care insurance is about 20 percent more efficient. In particular, people with dementia get now actually equal access to all services of the care insurance.