Germany's new user fee cuts doctor visits

Orellana, Claudia
August 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/3/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 3, p226
Academic Journal
Reports on the decrease in visits to physicians after the German government introduced a controversial user fee in January 2004. Statistics on doctor visits according to figures from the Association of Statutory Insurance Physicians released in late April 2004; Aim of the introduction of the user fee; Remarks from Health Minister Ulla Schmidt.


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