Cuts planned for German spa treatment

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:72

The German health minister Horst Seehofer wants to cut public health insurance payments for treatment at spas as part of the government's review of health insurance.

Germany is the only country where both private and public health insurance schemes will pay for a range of cures offered by more than 300 spas and health resorts, provided that a doctor has signed a prescription. …

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