European impasse over patients' rights directive may be at an end

Villanueva, Tiago
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE491
Academic Journal
The article discusses the draft directive that will give European patients' rights to receive health care in other European Union countries. According to the ministers, the directive includes proviso that will require patients to have a prior authorization from national health care authorities in treatment abroad. Trinidad Jim énez, Spain's minister for Health and Social Policies, claims that the directive includes reimbursement and prior authorization requirements.


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