The German Hospital Society (DKG) has reiterated its demand for inflation compensation. 96 percent of the clinics could no longer cover their costs from current income, said the chairman Gerald Gass on Monday in Hamburg. The increased energy costs alone would bring clinics to the brink of insolvency. An average hospital consumes five million cubic meters of gas per year, as much as around 3,000 single-family homes. In the coming year, such a clinic would have to pay over six million euros more for gas and electricity. Extrapolated to all German hospitals, according to the DKG, that would be a deficit of around four billion euros.