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[The contradictions of the organisational restructuring of public health care]

TÖRŐ Károly, KOLLÁTH György

AUGUST 28, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(14)

[Our current institutional system of public health medical care has evolved over several decades. Before 1950, medical care was quite broadly organised. Primary care was provided partly by private doctors and partly by doctors from various insurance companies. Specialist and in-patient care was provided by various medical institutions (hospitals, clinics, sanatoria), which were mainly public (state and municipal hospitals, university clinics, sanatoria), partly church-run and only exceptionally private (e.g. private sanatoria). Some of the larger sickness insurance institutions (e.g. OTI, MABI) had their own hospitals, but these were not suitable for all insured patients. There was also no standardised sickness insurance. The most extensive network was that of the National Social Insurance Institute.]

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