German patients "would pay more" for diagnosis
This article was originally published in Clinica
Some 61% of the German public questioned by survey company tns healthcare said that they would pay out of their own pocket for diagnostic tests that the statutory sickness funds do not cover. The survey, carried out on July 7 on behalf of the diagnostics industry association VDGH, found varying levels of readiness to pay: a quarter would pay another Euro50 ($58) annually for such preventive measures; another 23% would pay Euro100 more, and another 29% up to Euro200 or more.
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