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German doctors strike against health budget cuts

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 09 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:76
  1. Déirdre Cooper-Mahkorn,
  2. 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 …

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