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Die Resistenzraten für acht Antibiotikum-Bakterium Kombinationen sind in Deutschland zwischen 2005 und 2015 von 12% auf 10% gesunken, könnte aber bis zum Jahr 2030 wieder auf 13% ansteigen, falls die Trends im Antibiotika-Konsum, sowie beim Bevölkerungs- und Wirtschaftswachstum anhalten. Der Resistenzraten in Deutschland lagen im Jahr 2015 unter dem OECD-Durchschnitt (17%).
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Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in Germany have decreased in recent years, from 12% in 2005 to 10% in 2015, and could go up to 13% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in Germany were lower than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).
The Secretary-General was in Berlin on 19-20 May 2017 to attend the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting where he delivered remarks at the session on “Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance”.
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Germany is the EU country that spends the most on health, allocating 11.1% of its GDP to health expenditure in 2015. Recent health spending trends closely follow economic growth, with an annual increase of around 2%.
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There are 37 faculties of medicine in Germany offering medical education, including a private university. Admission to medical studies remains highly competitive. In 2011, 37,400 students applied but only 9,432 students were admitted (roughly one out of four).
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In Germany, there are two main categories of nurses, first level and second level. A majority of first level nurses are trained through a 3-year vocational training programme involving hospital-based training, and these nurses can go on to pursue further education and training to specialise within the hospital setting.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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Progress has been made to reduce smoking rates and alcohol consumption in Germany, but obesity is on the rise as in most other EU countries. As in other EU countries, spending for prevention in Germany accounts only for around 3% of current health spending.
New data collected by the World Health Organisation shows that outdoor air pollution kills over three and a half million people worldwide every year – far more than was previously estimated. Air pollution has now become the biggest environmental cause of premature death, overtaking poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water, warned OECD Secretary-General at the International Transport Forum Summit.