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[Hungary’s schizophrenic health policy - solutions under pressure ]

BALÁZS Péter1

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(08-09)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.035

[There are internationally accepted models of health services that succeeded more or less in compromising public and private economy. Unfortunately, Hungary’s health policy was unable since ever to solve this problem. After the fall of the Communist health system (1989) this country was free to implement any means and ways without any external pressure thus only the health policy is responsible for our prevailing circumstances. Additionally, if seen from abroad the well-established medical grease-money of 50-100 thousand million HUF a year in medical services is a surplus burden of socioeconomic corruption. No question, it is necessary to explore any dysfunctions and negotiate with all particular pressure groups, however these actions do not result is system level changes. After 30 years of mismanagement it is time to take over a sound compact model which resembles our traditions and implement while respecting its limits of elasticity. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Népegészségtani Intézet

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