The paper argued that hospitals were currently operating with an
overall 8,500-9,000 physicians nationwide, whereas 11,000 would be
required and said that becoming a doctor was no longer an attractive
opportunity for young people.
Imre Varga, head of the federation of Hungarian hospitals, said
that a "predictable career model" had to be developed and suggested
that doctors’ salaries were much too low and no longer attracted
Romanian or Slovak professionals to take up employment in the