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Private clinics will no longer accept outside diagnostic tests

The National Association of Private Clinics (Andeclip) decided that surgery patients need to do all their diagnostic tests at the clinic where the surgery will be carried out. The president of the Andeclip, Rafael Mena said that the clinics are being “economically strangled” and the measure seeks to improve their finances. Andeclip has 116 members nationwide.

Andeclip also justified the measure saying that the private medical centers are being sued for mal practice and they consider restricting the diagnostics to their own facilities would improve their controls and reduce the legal suits. The diagnostic tests include computerized tomographies, magnetic resonance imaging, x rays, lab tests, among others. Mena said the clinics do not want to be paying for errors of others. He said they have around 500 suits for medical malpractices.

The measure, if it goes forward, will primarily affect hundreds of diagnostics businesses located nationwide. The Ministry of Public Health has not issued an opinion on the Andeclip decision.

Source: DR1, Elcaribe

Nov 28, 2017

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