Spain proposes 6.5% increase in health budget:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Spanish Ministry of Health has proposed a 6.5% increase in healthcare expenditure for 2000. This would take the healthcare budget to Pta4,307 billion ($28 billion), an increase of Pta261 billion on 1999, according to Diario Medico. Expenditure on primary healthcare will rise by 8.4% to Pta608 billion, while the budget for secondary care will increase by 5.8% to Pta975 billion. Approval for the 2000 budget is still needed from the Treasury. Spanish inflation rates for the last three months of 1999 may also affect the final figure.
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