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Doctors in Germany will have to charge patients €;10 a visit

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1307 (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1307
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Doctors in Germany are protesting at being asked to collect €;10 (£7; $12) from all patients attending their practices from January next year. The payments will then be passed on to the country's health insurance companies.

    Doctors want to be paid for the additional administrative work and want to be protected from any financial risk involved if patients do not pay.

    A final decision relating to the scheme will be taken …

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