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Health Care Providers Cutting Waiting Periods for Patients

Ljubljana, 16 September - A year after the Health Ministry introduced regulations capping waiting periods in health care, the number of patients waiting for a treatment has nearly halved, the Public Health Institute (IVZ) said on Friday. Currently, there are a total of 42,676 people waiting for various treatments, while a year ago, the figure amounted to 83,642.

Health Minister Dorjan Marusic (left), Public Health Institute boss Marija Seljak (centre) and boss of Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia Samo Fakin (left) arriving at a press conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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