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WEGE – Analysis of health trajectories of older AOK insured persons prior care dependency

In the project WEGE, healthcare trajectories of older AOK-insured individuals with and without long-term care needs are compared in order to derive therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative potentials for care.

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Due to demographic trends, the demand for long-term care continues to rise, posing challenges to the healthcare system, particularly in terms of nursing care. In this context, it is important to focus not only on improving care structures but also on finding ways to reduce the demand of care services. The aim of the WEGE study is therefore to compare healthcare trajectories of AOK-insured individuals (retrospective 5-year period) in order to identify care pathways that are effective in avoiding or delaying the onset of long-term care needs. The results will contribute to expanding our understanding of the factors contributing to long-term care dependency and deriving therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative potentials for the care of older insured individuals.

Project Management/Consortium Leadership

Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Blüher

Member of the institute's management
Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Adelheid Kuhlmey

Director of the Institute


01.04.2023 – 30.09.2025


Innovation Fund of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)

Consortium Partner

Scientific Institute of the AOK (WIdO)