Healthcare system distrusted, too expensive

  • 2003-12-11
  • By Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - Long lines and the high cost of medicine and medical treatment are the primary problems Estonians face, according to a survey released last week by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund.Overall satisfaction with medical services in the Baltic country has dropped from 62 percent in 2002 to 56 in 2003, said the survey.Only one-third of Estonian residents have visited a dentist in the last 12 months, while others were forced to ignore recommended dental checks for financial reasons.The accessibility of family doctors has fallen this year in comparison with 2002, especially in Tallinn. T...
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