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Hungarians spurn private health insurance

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7195.1370a (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1370
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    Hungarians apparently have yet to become enthusiastic about private hospitals and buying their own health insurance. Over the past six months, Providencia Austrian-Hungarian Insurance, under exclusive contract to Hungary's first private hospital, has sold only 100 policies covering health care at the facility.

    It may be that many …

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