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German hospital doctors strike over pay

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:686
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    More than 22 000 doctors in most of Germany's 36 university and state hospitals have decided to strike indefinitely from 16 March. The hospital doctors' association the Marburger Bund announced that an overwhelming majority of their members voted in favour of a strike, which so far has begun only in eight university hospitals. But it will expand to other regions, the Marburger Bund said.

    Most non-emergency treatments and operations in the hospitals have been postponed. Emergency care and all treatment for potentially …

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