German hospital curtails services because of deficitBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7379.11/a (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:11
- Annette Tuffs
For the first time in Germany a hospital has decided to halt all patient care for a period, apart from emergency services.
The university hospital at Greifswald, in the east German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, announced in December that it was planning to stop all regular treatments until 31 December 2002, because the hospital budget could not cover them.
The budget, granted by …