Reforms prove bitter pill for Turkey’s doctors

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Series Details 1.5.12
Publication Date 01/05/2012
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Article reports on a surge in violence against medical professionals in Turkey. Why this is happening remains the subject of debate. But for many doctors the blame lies with healthcare reforms that the Turkish government lists as among its proudest accomplishments even as it criticises medical professionals.

The reforms, which began in 2003, fundamentally changed that system, making health insurance much more portable and allowing people to go free of charge to emergency rooms at exclusive hospitals previously reserved for the rich.

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