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Dutch GPs take three day strike action

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1142
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    In the Netherlands 7000 GPs went on strike last week for three days—the first such action in their history.

    They claim that insufficient government investment in general practice is threatening the quality of their care. An estimated 90% of GPs responded to the strike call from the Dutch Association of General Practitioners (Landelijke Huisartsen Vereniging), after a meeting of representatives voted 725 to 5 for the strike, with 11 abstentions.

    Routine operations were cancelled as patients needing to see a doctor arrived at …

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