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Germany's home care scheme faces problems

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1025

Teething problems have led to a faltering start in Germany for the community care scheme for elderly people, which was agreed early last year by the political parties in Bonn.

The scheme is intended to cover the costs of caring for elderly or disabled people who need full time care in nursing homes and whose costs are not covered by public health insurance.

The scheme also provides financial support to families needing the help of …

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