German doctors strike against health budget cutsBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7176.76a (Published 09 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:76
- Déirdre Cooper-Mahkorn,
- Bergisch Gladbach
Thousands of German doctors have taken part in a one day strike to protest at government health policy designed to reduce healthcare funding and due to come into force this month.
About 80% of general practitioners and many practice based specialists followed recommendations from their professional organisations to strike on 18December as a means of protesting against cuts in the health budget proposed by the new …