[The National Health Insurance database of Hungary from the viewpoint of a health insurance physician]

Orv Hetil. 2012 Aug 5;153(31):1234-9. doi: 10.1556/OH.2012.29423.
[Article in Hungarian]


There is currently only one national database in the Hungarian health care system: the financial database of the National Health Insurance Fund. It includes all patients' data of state-funded services since 2000, those for pharmaceuticals, health spas and suppliers for patient transport. Any information for scientific research purposes can be obtained from this database. The database for inpatient records is complicated, and it is difficult to make queries. On the basis of his ten-year-experience, the author outlines the typical errors, which hinder a correct query.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual / standards*
  • Diagnosis-Related Groups*
  • Health Expenditures
  • Humans
  • Hungary
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / standards*
  • National Health Programs* / economics
  • Specialization