Dutch heart patient has London operationBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7031.600 (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:600
- Tony Sheldon
After waiting more than eight months a Dutch patient has received a heart bypass operation in London, paid for on the orders of a court in the Hague. The court overruled national Dutch guidelines that only patients considered as emergencies can have treatment paid for abroad.
The court ordered that the patient's operation should be paid for in London within two …