EU residents may be able to travel to any member state for care from 2010

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 29 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1115
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. BMJ

    European Union residents will be able to travel to any of the 27 member states for non-emergency health care if new European Commission proposals are adopted.

    A draft copy of the proposals seen by the BMJ attempts to set down legislation on patient mobility after the European Court of Justice ruled that health care should be part of a European free market.

    Under the plans, which are expected to be published next week, patients should be able to receive health care similar to what they would be entitled to in their home country, with the costs covered …

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