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Health insurance companies and doctor's associations : Green call for women's quota for health bodies

The Greens call for a women's quota in decision-making bodies of the health care system. Women are in leadership positions in the health insurance funds and their associations, the organisations of Physicians and dentists, as well as in other self-government bodies "severely under-represented," it says in a law application, the daily mirror and on Thursday in the Bundestag will be discussed. It was "necessary to safeguard the interests of female Insured persons and to Employ in the health care industry through appropriate representation in the leadership structures of self-government."

Guild funds firmly in Men's hands

for example, health insurance. Despite the fact that 70 percent of all employees were female, were hardly any women in their boards of Directors. The Guild funds rule in this respect completely failed to display, the Research of the Green group. In the case of the largest Kassenart, the substitute funds, location, the proportion of women on the Board just under eight percent. The General local sickness funds would come on elf, the operation of health insurance companies to 21 percent.

In the management boards the proportion of women between the ages of ten (Guild funds) and 36 percent (spare cash) fluctuates. And in the Board of Directors of the Shi head Association, only eight of the 52 members are female.

Also checkout medical associations and An even larger disparity was mostly "pure male"

in the case of Doctors and dentists. While the medicine is always female, the female Doctors is now at 45 percent and dentists at 38.3 percent, was to be found in the majority of the Fund medical and dental associations in the countries have no female Board member.

at the Federal level, the Board members were busy "purely male".

disadvantages for patients

The health care need the Expertise and experience of women, said the health-policy spokesperson of the Green group in the Bundestag, Kirsten Kappert-Gonther, the daily mirror. "A fair representation of women leads to better decisions and better health care." Finally, we know that mixed gender worked in collaborative Teams better. That women have better chances of Survival after a heart SURGERY if they were operated by women. And that patients are often at a disadvantage, because medical research on men to focus.

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