News

Germany plans law to limit hospital rooms to two beds

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1044 (Published 15 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1044
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

German patients who have to share a hospital room with more than two other patients should be offered a discount as a way to improve the quality of care, an MP has suggested in a new draft bill.

Jens Spahn, a health spokesman for the Christian Democrats, the major partner in Germany’s ruling coalition, also proposes that the law on the quality of care should include a target maximum waiting time of three weeks to see a GP or a non-hospital specialist and that health …

View Full Text

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe