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Hospital Charges

Volume 222: debated on Thursday 2 April 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she has as to which other EC countries have (a) no hospital charges per day for any in-patient and (b) no charges for being seen by a general practitioner.

In the state health care sector, hospital in-patient services are provided without daily charges being levied in Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Free general practitioner consultations are available in Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Spain and for almost all the population in Denmark. Details are in leaflet T4 "Health Advice for Travellers" available in post offices and the Library.