Some medical specialists to get huge pay rises next year

Next year, salaries of physicians and specialists working in inpatient care will increase close to 80%, from €859 to €1,547 a month, according to the Health Ministry's information.

Nurses' wages will also increase substantially, from €537 to €929, or by 73%. Salaries for auxiliary personnel will increase 55%, from €400 to €621 a month.

Salaries in ambulatory care will not increase as steeply. Physicians and specialists' salaries will rise by 31 percent, from €859 to €1,125. Nurses and auxiliary personnel's salaries will increase 26%, from €537 to €675.

Family physicians' capitation will increase from €1.25 to €1.6 per registered patient. Total financing for family physicians' practices will increase €17.1 million next year.

Total financing to increase salaries in inpatient and outpatient care next year will be €116.9 million.

As reported, healthcare spending next year is projected at €1.014 billion, or €194 million more than this year.

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