Norwegian patient export to Germany booming:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The number of patients travelling from Norway to the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein is on the increase, the regional hospitals' association (KGSH) announced last week in Kiel. The patient treatment agreement between the Norwegian and German governments (see Clinica No 943, p 7) has already seen 100 Norwegian citizens treated in Schleswig-Holstein and this number is set to double by the end of the year. The success of the initiative has prompted Norway to enter into negotiations with more of the state's clinics Norway set aside NKr1 billion ($110 million) to finance the scheme. Whether more money will be released by state health insurers to finance an extension of the scheme has not yet been decided.
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