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Germany privatises university hospital

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:8

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  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    An entire German university hospital will be taken over by a private hospital chain. The presidential minister of the German federal state Hesse, Roland Koch, announced last month that the state will sell the university hospital Giessen-Marburg to the German listed hospital group Rhön-Klinikum, which has headquarters in Bad Neustadt/Saale, for €112m (£77m; $133m). The state will retain a minority ownership of 5% to safeguard academic research and medical training.

    The university hospital Giessen-Marburg is the result of a recent merger of two separate university hospitals in the towns of Giessen and …

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