SEELOW, BRANDENBURG - AUGUST 08: Country doctor Dieter Baermann examined Manfred Seelbinder in the patient's home on August 8, 2011 in Sachsendorf near Seelow, Germany. Baermann works in the state of... more 
SEELOW, BRANDENBURG - AUGUST 08: Country doctor Dieter Baermann examined Manfred Seelbinder in the patient's home on August 8, 2011 in Sachsendorf near Seelow, Germany. Baermann works in the state of Brandenburg in eastern Germany, a region that is struggling with a shortage of doctors in rural areas. Critics charge that current laws actually discourage doctors from taking up posts in rural areas, and the German government is debating a new law intended to reverse the trend. Many doctors across Germany complain about a legal system that they claim burdens them with too many costs and hampers their ability to provide the best care. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images) less 
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