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Germany will penalise cancer patients who do not undergo regular screening

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7574.877-c (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:877
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    The German government is planning to make cancer patients who failed to undergo regular cancer screening before their diagnosis pay more towards their treatment.


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    Chancellor Angela Merkel's reforms have divided her government

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    The proposal is part of the package of health reforms that has divided Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government (BMJ 2006;333: 720) and that has yet to be passed by the German parliament.

    The bill says that cancer patients who did not undergo screening before their cancer was diagnosed have to contribute a …

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