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Diagnosis-Related Groups Statistic

The Diagnosis-Related Groups Statistic (DRG) is an anual complete survey of all fully stationary hospital cases in Germany that were accounted for by case rates. The microdata can be requested via the RDC starting from the survey year 2005.

The case rate based DRG accounting system was introduced when the hospital financing was amended in 2000. Starting from 1 January 2004, this accounting system is obligatory for general hospitals.

The DRG Statistic is a secundary statistic. The data is not collected by the statistical offices of the Federation and the federal states but by the Institut für das Entgeltsystem im Krankenhaus (InEK). The data for the DRG Statistic are taken from the datasets that the hospitals send to the InEK for accounting purposes. The InEK transmitts a legally exactly defined variable selection of these extensive structure and services data to the Federal Statistical Office.

The DRG Statistic includes the continuous fully stationary treatment in the hospital (treatment chain) independent of the number of undergone specialist departments. Paramount are the information on operations and treatments, kind and amount of the invoiced charges (DRG case rates, effective valuation ratio, casemix) as well as main and secondary diagnosis. Besides, sociodemographic characteristics of the hospital cases such as age, sex and living region are recorded.

Available microdata

The following survey years of this statistic can be used via the different ways of access:

Diagnosis-Related Groups Statistic (EVAS 23141)

Reporting year Available forms of access
Off-site use On-site use
Campus File (CF) Public Use File (PUF) Scientific Use File (SUF) Safe Centre (GWAP), Remote Execution (KDFV)
2015 - - - available
Metadata/DOI
2014 - - - available
Metadata/DOI
2013 - - - available
Metadata/DOI
2012 - - - available
Metadata/DOI
2011 - - - available
Metadata/DOI
2010 available
Metadata/DOI
- - available
Metadata/DOI
2009 - - - available
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2008 - - - available
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2007 - - - available
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2006 - - - available
Metadata/DOI
2005 - - - available
Metadata/DOI

For the reporting years 2005 to 2007 the data is only available via remote execution through the Research Data Centre of the Federal Statistical Office

Legal basis

Law on the fees for full and partial inpatient hospital services (Gesetz über die Entgelte für voll- und teilstationäre Krankenhausleistungen (Krankenhausentgeltgesetz – KHEntgG)) from 23 April 2002