Study on the workplace situation in acute and long-term care and identification as well as model implementation of indicators for good working conditions in long-term care

With the so-called “Concerted Action for Nursing” (“Konzertierte Aktion Pflege”, see and, the Federal Ministry of Health is seeking to increase the attractiveness of the care profession and has defined measures to improve working conditions in the care sector. These include increasing transparency about good working conditions in long-term care facilities.

The Federal Ministry of Health commissioned the IGES Institute GmbH Berlin and the IAW to conduct a study in order to gain insights about the criteria that determine good working conditions in long-term care and to identify indicators suitable for their presentation.

The study consists of three parts:

  • Conducting a systematic international literature search on the current state of science on criteria of good working conditions
  • Evaluating the identified criteria of good working conditions and the indicators used with regard to the quality of operationalization, measurement and feasibility
  • Model implementation of selected indicators in fully- and partly-stationary facilities with scientific support

Based on the results of the investigation and discussion, recommendations for actions are developed.

In cooperation with:

Commissioned by:

Project team:

Contact Person:
Dr. Andreas Koch ( +49 7071 9896 12 // E-Mail )


2020 - ongoing