German patients rush to doctors before new €10 charge startsBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7430.8-b (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:8
- Annette Tuffs
Throughout December, doctors' surgeries in Germany, especially in the east, have been overcrowded with patients who want to escape the extra cost of a flat rate “entrance fee” that was due to start on 1 January.
As a result of the recent health reforms patients in Germany will have to pay €10 (£7; $12) for a visit to their GP, though any subsequent visit in the next …
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