Diagnostics industry demands finance reform
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German industry association for diagnostics (VDGH) and the professional laboratory doctors' association (BDL) last week backed calls by the federal association of statutory health insurance physicians (KBV) to promote the optimal use of laboratory diagnostics in healthcare. In a joint enquiry entitled, "laboratory doctor 2001", VDGH and BDL said that financial pressures and restrictive budgets had led to insecurity in the doctors' profession and this is harming patients.
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