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Germany Inpatient Operations and Procedures in Hospitals 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Fallpauschalenbezogene Krankenhausstatistik (DRG-Statistik) Operationen und Prozeduren der vollstationären Patientinnen und Patienten in Krankenhäusern - Ausführliche Darstellung
Germany (DEU)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 12/2011
Series or system 
Germany Diagnosis-Related Group-Based Hospital Statistics
Data type
Administrative data:
  • Inpatient
  • Nationally representative

Inpatient operation and procedure data are continuously collected by hospitals within the German Diagnosis-Related Group payment system. As of January 1, 2004, this includes all general hospitals in Germany. These data are encoded according to Germany's Operations and Procedures Code (OPS), which includes diagnostic procedures and imaging, surgery, non-surgical therapeutic measures, and additional measures. In 2011, approximately 17.7 million patients were discharged from inpatient treatment. There were approximately 49 million operations and medical procedures, an average of 2.8 per discharge.