Institute of Clinical Economics e. V.
We want to support the development of a health care system that uses existing resources as equitably and effectively as possible for our society in order to achieve the greatest possible benefit for the solidarity community. We rely primarily on scientific evidence from care research and clinical economics to identify the value of health care services under everyday life conditions from the point of view of patients and the community of solidarity.
We want to support the development and use of new scientific findings. To this end, we actively participate in the scientific debate through publications on the topic. The ICE itself is actively involved in three research areas and a teaching project.
deals with the creation of health-related value for individuals and society without prioritizing monetary benefits.
The misjudgement in our health care systems is based on the assumption that more screening, more diagnostics and more therapy will always lead to better health. However, this assertion is not supported by modern literature.
There is a risk of oversupply in the health care systems of all industrialised countries. Oversupply exists in two forms: the "ineffective therapy", if the problems of the patients are not solved by the administered therapy and the "spontaneous healing", if the problems of the patients are solved without therapy.
Efficient therapy (psychological, biochemical, etc.) improves the health of patients, with the sum of benefits outweighing the negative effects and costs. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find valid and efficient care because investigations and reports contain systematic errors due to existing conflicts of interest.
Further information can also be found in our statutes (German language).