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Spain’s largest healthcare privatisation plan is halted

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1240 (Published 30 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1240
  1. Aser García Rada
  1. 1Madrid

The government of the autonomous community of Madrid has had to call off its plans to privatise six hospitals and 27 primary care centres,1 in the face of widespread protests and strikes in the region.2 The move would have affected 5000 health workers and 1.2 million citizens.

The regional president and leader of the conservative People’s Party in Madrid, Ignacio González, also announced at a press conference on …

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