Utilization of Health Care by Foreigners in 2009
In 2009 health care in hospitals in the Czech Republic was provided to 78 665 foreigners with total costs of the respective health care 575 million CZK. Out of this number 37 951 treated foreigners were of EU citizenship. The most frequently treated patients were persons originating from Slovakia, from the group of “other countries not specified”, from Ukraine and Vietnam. The most frequent way of payment for health care provided to foreigners in respect of value was cash and utilization of foreign health insurance. Outstanding debts after due date for health care provided to foreigners reached 49 million CZK at the end of 2009.