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Berlin hospital stripped of university status

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:192
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    The Benjamin Franklin Hospital in Berlin is being threatened with the loss of its university status. The new Berlin state government, the senate, has announced that the hospital will have to give up its research and medical school and centre its activities on patient care.

    By closing down the university facilities, the new Social Democrat and Socialist government hopes to save about €100m (£63m; $86m). The money is badly needed to …

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