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User fees for public health care services in Hungary: Expectations, experience, and acceptability from the perspectives of different stakeholders

  • Baji, Petra
  • Pavlova, Milena
  • Gulácsi, LászlÓ
  • Groot, Wim

The introduction of user fees for health care services is a new phenomenon in Central-Eastern European Countries. In Hungary, user fees were first introduced in 2007, but abolished one year later after a referendum. The aim of our study is to describe the experiences and expectations of health system stakeholders in Hungary related to user fees as well as their approval of such fees.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

Volume (Year): 102 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 255-262

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