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Europe is to legislate on cross border health care

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 10 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:974
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Commission has decided to prepare a package of measures, including legislation, to clarify the conditions under which cross border health care may take place and be reimbursed.

    The decision was taken after a wide ranging consultation of European governments and health organisations confirmed strong support for the move. The results of the 40 page survey were presented to European Union health ministers at their informal meeting in Aachen on 20 April, where, said one official, “there was a sense of urgency that something must be done.” …

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