Budgets must go but not yet, says German minister
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German Minister of Health, Ulla Schmidt has invited all political parties and doctors associations to a round table meeting to discuss possible options to sectoral budgets. "For this government, sectoral budgets always were and still are simply a temporary solution," said Ms Schmidt. The remark came in response to a proposal by the opposition CDU/CSU alliance, which would see the abandonment of budgeting within the healthcare system.
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