Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

News Roundup [abridged Versions Appear In The Paper Journal]

Dutch GPs in protest at modernisation plans

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:326

Rapid Response:

Highly efficient gatekeeper function?

Competent adults do not need or want gatekeepers. We want free access to the medical services of our choice. The problem of paying for them would not loom so large if the government did not force us all to pay for insurance coverage that many of us don’t want.

Competing interests: None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 February 2005
Mira de Vries
Chairman Assoc. MeTZelf
the Netherlands
P. O. Box 761 Amstelveen