EU expansion will open patient floodgates, minister warnsBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.912-b (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:912
- Katka Krosnar
The Irish health minister, Micheál Martin, has warned that migration of patients could become a major issue in an enlarged European Union.
The current 15 member union, of which Ireland currently holds the rotating six month presidency, expands on 1 May to take in 10 new members, most of them former communist countries.
Mr Martin told the BMJ that two rulings by the European Court of Justice …