German doctors “work to rule” in protest at government plansBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7384.303 (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:303
- Annette Tuffs
Many doctors in Germany are providing only minimum care to their patients, in protest against the government's announcement that the health insurance budget for doctors will not be raised this year.
General practitioners and specialists with practices outside hospital are not officially allowed to go on strike. But since German health minister Ulla Schmidt announced that the health insurance budget for doctors would not be raised this …