German hospital directors accused of bribery

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1588
  1. H L Karcher

    Directors of 50 out of 51 heart centres in Germany have accepted bribes from producers of artificial heart valves for choosing their products, the news magazine Der Spiegel reported last month.

    The scandal began when Karl Kaula, director of the Verband der Angestellten- Krankenkassen (the association of employees' health insurances), wrote to the minister of health, …

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