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General practice reforms agreed in Germany

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1560a (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1560

General medical services in Germany will in future be provided only by trained general practitioners, the German medical association decided earlier this month. Currently, general practice is often done by doctors qualified in other specialties, such as internal medicine. The discrepancy of two tiers of family doctor, some with and some without the title specialist in general practice, is also set to …

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