Thursday, August 10, 2006

Break a Leg

In one Hungarian city, good luck:

VESZPRÉM residents need to pay particular care in coming times so as to not break any bones, as the city's hospital does not have sufficient funds and has sent several patients home as it ran out plaster for casts, Magyar Rádió online ( reported last week. According to Dr.Jenô Rácz, director general of the hospital, the coming month is going to be even worse, as the hospital has no money.

He said that in July, every third patient's attendance was financed by the National Health Insurance Office.

.... Hungarians... visit their doctor over twenty times a year, twice as often as the average number of surgery appointments in developed countries.

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