Germany sets up quality control institute for health care

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:307
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Germany's federal joint committee of doctors, health insurance companies, and patients (the Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss) has announced the foundation of a new, independent Institute for Quality and Economic Efficiency in Health Care—Germany's equivalent of England's National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

    The main task of the new institute, which has a staff of about 30, …

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