German government compromises by adopting a modified version of healthcare reform legislation
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German Health Ministry's draft legislation for a major reform of the German healthcare system in 2000 has been dropped after failing to win the states' consent. However, a modified version of the law was drawn up to circumvent the hurdles posed by the states. Although the new legislation lacks many of the provisions that would have resulted in a major restructuring of Germany's healthcare system over the next few years, it still contains many regulations that will affect the market for medical devices in Germany.
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