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Hungarian parliament takes steps to privatise health service

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:402
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    After a delay caused by political manoeuvring, the Hungarian parliament last week passed a bill during a special session providing an opportunity for the country's estimated 7000 family doctors, paediatricians, and dentists to privatise their practices.

    The bill failed by one vote on 21 December in the absence of the junior coalition party, which was engaged in a dispute over other legislation with the …

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