Case Explorer


Detailed consideration of individual case data

Limitation of your hospital cases on the basis of your § 21 data record

Functions of the Case Explorer

The Case Explorer filters desired cases in a matter of seconds on the basis of all characteristics of the § 21 data set. You can view the case information per case, broken down by case details, diagnoses, procedures, departments, charges and, if applicable, AOP revenues. The results list can be exported for further internal processing.

This tool can be used free of charge until December 31, 2023.


Standard parameter

  • Discharging department
  • Patient number
  • Discharge period

Inpatient services

  • Main and secondary diagnoses
  • Diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical measures
  • AOP services (with and without contextual factors)

Economic key figures

  • DRGs, MDCs
  • Length of stay
  • Cost weight

Patient characteristics

  • Age and gender
  • Place of residence by postcode and town
  • Duration of ventilation or intensive care days

General platform functions

  • Historical display of data since 2010 (trend graphs)
  • Numerous filter parameters tailored to specific areas
  • Display of results in various graphs
  • Link to all platform areas
  • Export function of result lists
  • Analyzes of millions of data records in seconds
  • Video tutorials
  • Support by experts from the Reimbursement Institute


The information presented here is based on information from the official regulations of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and the German Hospital Federation (DKG).​

Specifically, these sources were used:

  • BfArM – Official Classification of Diagnoses (ICD-10)
  • BfArM – Official Classification for Operations and Procedures (OPS)
  • DKG – Context factors