The abstracts of the 19th German Congress on Health Services Research were published by German Medical Science.

For any questions please contact

Tina Streitberger
Telefon: +49 3643 2468-169
E-Mail: dkvf@kukm.de

General Information

Submission deadline/notification

The submission deadline for late-breaking abstracts is August 10th, 2020.
Notification of the abstract’s acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author by end of August.


Abstracts, presentations and posters may be submitted and presented in German or English. We welcome submissions and contributions in English.

Scope, content

The maximum length of an abstract is 2,800 characters (without spaces). Modifications of submitted abstracts are possible until 31 July 2020 and should be send to the congress agency KUKM (dkvf@kukm.de).


The use of special text formatting in the abstract should be minimized. It cannot be guaranteed that special formatting will correctly appear in all output media (see “Publications”).

Terms and conditions

The presenter must be named first and is responsible for compliance with the ethical rules. Any conflicts of interest must be highlighted during the presentation at the congress.


With the submission of an abstract, the author grants the organisers the right to publish the abstract on this website: www.egms.de.

In case your project receives funding, please indicate the source of funding during abstract submission:

  • German Innovation Fund / Health Services Research
  • German Innovation Fund / Innovative models of care service provision
  • DFG Young Investigators Academy Health Services Research
  • BMBF Structural Funding of Health Services Research
  • BMBF Structural Funding of Health Services Research / Junior Research Groups
  • Individual funding (BMG, DRV, BMBF, DFG, etc.)
  • EU funding
  • Other

Review process and criteria

Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by several reviewers and scored on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance and reference to (international) health services research and health service provision: The subject is appropriate to health services research, innovative and relevant for health service design and planning. The current state of (international) research will be considered.
  • Scientific originality: The study contributes to the gain in knowledge in health services research.
  • Methodological quality: Methods, research design and data used are clearly and sufficiently described.
  • Abstracts must meet all requirements of the outlined guideline.
  • In the abstract it should be made clear to which of the categories (ongoing/completed research projects or research projects in the conception/initial phase) and topics the research belongs.