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Germany hails health reforms as a success

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.676 (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:676
  1. H L Karcher

    Germany is congratulating itself on having successfully reformed its public health insurance scheme after figures released last week showed a record surplus of DM10.2bn (pounds sterling 4bn) in 1993. This is in sharp contrast to 1992, when the scheme made a loss of DM9.4bn (pounds sterling 3.7bn). In western Germany the amount spent on health per person fell by 1.3% in 1993 while revenue from health insurance …

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