Japan To Equalize Additional Visit Fee Between Hospitals And Private Clinics
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Among changes in the medical fee structure for 2008, the Japanese government will eliminate current fee differences between patients' second visits to hospitals (¥570) and visits to private practice clinics (¥710). The change follows a 2006 decision, in which Japan equalized the first visit charges, requiring both hospitals and clinics - which previously charged ¥2,500 and ¥2,740, respectively - to charge the same fee of ¥2,700
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