Belgium: Physician, See Thyself

After two weeks of a medical strike that involved 85% of Belgium's 12,000 physicians and dentists, the nation showed no serious ill effects. Hundreds of doctors remained defiantly self-exiled in Luxembourg, France and The Neth erlands, protesting the government's fee-fixing medical insurance plan that strike leaders condemn as the first step toward socialized medicine and an unwarranted invasion of the privacy be tween doctor and patient. Despite a number of possibly preventable deaths, and two doctors held for questioning, there was so far no real case against the medical profession for "fatal negligence,"...

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