Az otthoni szakápolás egészségbiztosí tási vonatkozásainak elemzése Magyarországon

Translated title of the contribution: Health insurance data analysis on home nursing care in Hungary

Zoltán Cs. Horváth, Andor Sebestyén, Bálint Molics, István Ágoston, Dóra Endrei, András Oláh, József Betlehem, László Imre, Gabriella Bagosi, Imre Boncz

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Introduction: Home nursing care was introduced in Hungary in 1996. Aim: The aim of this study was to analyse health insurance data and utilization indicators of the Hungarian home nursing care. Method: Data derived from the database of the National Health Insurance Fund Administration (2001-2012). The number of patients and visits, and the ratio of special nursing and special therapy (physiotherapy, speech therapy) were analysed. Results: The number of patients increased by 41.3% from 36.560 (2001) to 51.647 (2012). The number of visits also increased by 41.9% from 841.715 (2011) to 1.194.670 (2012). Significant geographical inequalities were found in the ratio of special nursing and special therapy as well as nursing needs. The ratio of reimbursement for special nursing was the highest in county Nógrád (80.4%), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (79.7%) and Komárom-Esztergom (74.6%), while the lowest in county Zala (53.0%), Csongrád (52.7%) and Budapest (47.9%). Conclusions: There are significant inequalities in the home nursing care in Hungary. In order to decrease these inequalities, specific guidelines should be developed for home nursing care.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)597-603
Number of pages7
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014


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Cs. Horváth, Z., Sebestyén, A., Molics, B., Ágoston, I., Endrei, D., Oláh, A., Betlehem, J., Imre, L., Bagosi, G., & Boncz, I. (2014). Az otthoni szakápolás egészségbiztosí tási vonatkozásainak elemzése Magyarországon. Orvosi hetilap, 155(15), 597-603.