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Krankenhausgestaltungsgesetz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (KHGG NRW) (Law on the organization of hospitals in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia)

Government of North Rhine-Westphalia Country Resources General Health Legislation North Rhine-Westphalia 11 December 2007 Legislation/regulation health facility, health system

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Zweck dieses Gesetzes ist es, eine patienten- und bedarfsgerechte gestufte wohnortnahe Versorgung der Bevölkerung durch Krankenhäuser sicherzustellen. Die Zusammenarbeit der Krankenhäuser untereinander und mit den sonstigen Einrichtungen des Gesundheits- und Sozialwesens sowie mit den niedergelassenen Ärztinnen und Ärzten soll gefördert, Zusammenschlüsse sollen erleichtert werden.

The purpose of this law is to ensure a patient- and needs oriented provision of health services by hospitals located near the patients' place of residence. It aims at facilitating collaboration between hospitals as well as between hospitals and other stakeholders including health and social authorities and resident doctors.

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