Resources

Share this article

Health insurance coverage for conservative lymphoedema treatment in Japan

Junko Sasakura, Kayoko Sato, Patrick Wagner, Tsunenori Arai, Yoko Yoshida
21 March 2018

Petitioning for the necessity of complex physical therapy started in the early 2000s and led to the provision of one-time prophylactic guidance for the management of lymphoedema for cancer patients and a partial reimbursement for compression garments in 2008. In 2016, complex physical therapy itself became part of the national health insurance system. This change was a major step in the right direction, but a number of tasks remain, such as inclusion of all kinds of lymphoedema regardless of the underlying cause.

Free for all healthcare professionals

Sign up to the Wounds Group journals





By clicking ‘Subscribe’, you are agreeing that the Wounds Group are able to email you periodic newsletters. You may unsubscribe from these at any time. Your info is safe with us and we will never sell or trade your details. For information please review our privacy policy.

Are you a healthcare professional? This website is for healthcare professionals only. To continue, please confirm that you are a healthcare professional below.

We use cookies responsibly to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Read about how we use cookies.

I am not a healthcare professional.