Portugal caps locum fees to meet financial bail out requirementsBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5437 (Published 25 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5437
- Tiago Villanueva
Reducing the maximum fees payable to locum doctors, cutting overtime pay, and banning the use of private facilities for diagnostic tests are among the measures included in a new legislative package for the health sector aimed at reducing Portugal’s public expenditure. The cuts are expected to save up to €85m (£75m; $123m) in the first year.
After Greece and Ireland, Portugal is the third country in the eurozone to receive financial aid through a bail out by the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the …