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KINCSES Gyula, POGÁNY Csaba

DECEMBER 25, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(18)

[Small Hungarian Point System; István Szombati's mathematical skills would be hard to dispute, his calculation is accurate, and so is his logic (LAM 1991; 1(17):1257). One of the merits of the German point system is that it confronts the doctor with the value of his elementary activities. This is well perceived by my young colleague, but some of his conclusions and references call for correction and further reflection. Personal Rights in Patient Care; The modern health care system plays a decisive role in the development of the health status of the population, supported by economics, engineering, organisation, sociology and, less noticeably, law. We learn about doctors' legal knowledge primarily through their manifestations. In Hungary, hospital doctors are engaged in learning about the results of medical science and making them a reality, while fighting for the fate of patients and their own individual happiness. ]

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