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I have HMO coverage like millions of others, and we could tell you about waiting lists.  6 weeks just to get an appt with my GP -- consultations limited to 15 minutes.  almost 2 months to get access to an MRI scan after a disabling injury.

I can still barely believe this. And I thought we have to wait long!...

In Hungary, there are very few treatments you need an appointment for - you go to the hospital/medical services facility, and wait until it's your turn. This usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, but can take hours - that's what we see as too much. At some places, an appointment can be made which lets you in without having to sit there waiting. For the few services where we need to make an appointment, it's not emergency issue (say, an allergy test), but still the date is usually within the week.

...and of course, the neoliberal fanatics would like to privatise healthcare here, too... (Some of you may have read my diary about this.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Oct 14th, 2005 at 09:31:29 AM EST
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