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Hungarian insurance companies raise malpractice premiums

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1456
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    In the wake of an increase in the number of malpractice lawsuits and in the size of their claims, Hungarian insurance companies are increasing the premiums on contracts, and one of the country's leading companies is removing its coverage from 92 hospitals.

    Hungarian law stipulates that all healthcare facilities must insure their doctors against malpractice claims. Fees range from a few hundred thousand to several …

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