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German hospital curtails services because of deficit

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:11
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    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 …

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