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Dutch insurance company will pay doctors to prescribe cheap drugs

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:254
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    A court in the Netherlands has rejected attempts by doctors and patients' groups to stop a health insurance company offering financial rewards to doctors for prescribing cheap generic versions of statins and proton pump inhibitors.

    The court ruled that the scheme, from Menzis, one of the largest health insurers, does not remove doctors' independence or obligation to make their …

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