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Table 1 Number of respondents per field of medical activity, number of hospital beds, hospital authorities (pri = private; pup = public; ecl = ecclesiastical), number and direction of hospital volume change

From: The impact of economic rationalization, prioritization and rationing on job satisfaction, motivation and team cohesion in hospitals: a survey among retired physician executives in Germany

  Number of respondents n (%) Number of hospital beds
(median)
Hospital authorities (pri/pub/ecl) Hospital volume change (n) (from - > to)
Internal Medicine 10 (40) 100–300 3/4/2 1 pub - > pri
Surgery 7 (28) 100–300 3/4/0 3 pub -> pri (2×); pri - > pri
Gynecology 2 (8) 100–300 0/1/1 0
Anesthesia 5 (20) 300–600 1/1/3 4 pub - > pri (2×); ecl - > pri; pub - > ecl
no response 1 (4)