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Patients are treated in a hospital following a referral from your primary doctor (GP) or an accident and emergency department (immediate help). You are entitled to choose which hospital you wish to be treated at.

The treatment can be given as outpatient treatment, which means that the patient is treated without being hospitalised. If the doctor considers that the patient’s condition requires hospitalisation, the patient is admitted to the hospital. Hospitalisation is free for members of the National Insurance scheme. Outpatient treatment and consultations are subject to a patient charge.

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