Germany is a densely populated and highly industrialized country with more than 82 million inhabitants. The life expectancy at birth is 77.6 years for males and 82.8 years for females. The percentage of the population aged 65 years or more is rising. Germany does not have a national health care system. The health care system is administered through several autonomous bodies and associations such as the statutory health insurance system (GKV), the association of physicians under contract with the GKV, and the hospitals association.
Top storyNational symposium on diabetes in Germany held to mark World Health Day 2016
"Strengthen prevention, promote treatment and further develop surveillance" was the theme of the national diabetes symposium, held on 7 April 2016 in the German Diabetes Centre to mark World Health Day 2016.
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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)Read more