The development of terminal care in Budapest, Hungary

Wright, M. and Clark, D. (2002) The development of terminal care in Budapest, Hungary. European Journal of Palliative Care, 9(6), pp. 247-250.

Wright, M. and Clark, D. (2002) The development of terminal care in Budapest, Hungary. European Journal of Palliative Care, 9(6), pp. 247-250.

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Abstract

Hungary is a country with over 10 million inhabitants. It has the lowest life expectancy in Western and Central Europe for most adult age–sex groupings. In 1999, there were 34,255 deaths from cancer, 342.5 per 100,000 – the highest cancer death rate found in our review of palliative care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Around 70% of all deaths occur in hospitals or nursing homes. The National Health Insurance Fund is the major payer for healthcare services, which are still in a process of transition from the state ownership of communist times.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Wright, M., and Clark, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:European Journal of Palliative Care
Publisher:Hayward Medical Communications Ltd.
ISSN:1352-2779
ISSN (Online):1479-0793

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