Dutch patients travel to Spain for orthopaedic surgery

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1565
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Dutch patients are now travelling to Spain for orthopaedic surgery, courtesy of their insurance companies, to avoid long queues at home.

    Ten Dutch patients last week flew home to the Netherlands after receiving orthopaedic surgery for knee conditions using spare beds in a Spanish hospital. The scheme was organised by two orthopaedic surgeons from the Rode Kruis Hospital in The Hague.

    The Dutch medical team, including the surgeons and a physiotherapist, travelled …

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