Financing of health care services in Hungary

I. Boncz, Júlia Nagy, Andor Sebestyén, László Korösi

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Abstract

In this paper we give a practical overview of the changes in the financing of health care in Hungary. We describe the financing system of general practitioners, home care (nursing), out-patient care and the acute and chronic care of hospitals. We show how the financial system has changed after the political changes of 1990. The global budget approach of the 1980s was replaced by performance-related financing methods including the ICPM (International Classification of Procedures in Medicine) code system of the WHO (World Health Organization) in out-patient care and the introduction of HBCS (Homogén Betegségcsoportok, "Homogeneous Disease Groups") in in-patient care. We underline that the efforts made towards reforming health care financing resulted in an activity-related financing system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-258
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Economics
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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Keywords

  • Health care financing
  • Health insurance
  • Health services
  • Hungary
  • Managed care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Financing of health care services in Hungary. / Boncz, I.; Nagy, Júlia; Sebestyén, Andor; Korösi, László.

In: European Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 5, No. 3, 10.2004, p. 252-258.

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Boncz, I. ; Nagy, Júlia ; Sebestyén, Andor ; Korösi, László. / Financing of health care services in Hungary. In: European Journal of Health Economics. 2004 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 252-258.
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