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German doctors succumb to government pressure on DMPs (disease management programmes)

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Directly after the success of the Social Democratic/Green Party alliance in the German general election, the federal association of statutory health insurance physicians (KBV) has called off its boycott of the government's disease management programmes (DMPs). The move is seen as justifying health minister Ulla Schmidt's claims that the KBV, a non-aligned body, was electioneering during the last weeks of electoral campaigning.





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