July rise in French diagnostics spending:
This article was originally published in Clinica
French reimbursement for diagnostic tests rose just 0.3% in July compared with a fall of 0.1% in the previous month. Spending on auxiliary procedures, which include ECGs and EEGs, fell 0.2% in July following a rise of 0.1% in June. Figures released by national insurers CNAM show reimbursement for small equipment was Fr 97.7 million ($19 million) and Fr 118.5 million for heavy equipment during the month. July reimbursement for pacemakers was Fr 22.1 million and for other internal prostheses Fr 246.2 million.
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