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Public Health and the Budget
The parliament has just approved the state budget of the ministry of health for 1926. Because the Czechoslovak currency has been stabilized for three years, it is possible to compare the budgets for those years. While the budget for 1925 amounted roughly to 126 million Czechoslovak crowns, the total for 1926 is 146 millions. There are no radical changes in the budget for the next year. The law on the restriction of state personnel prescribed a reduction of 10 per cent, in the personnel of all branches of public service, but it has been decided that the health service shall be reduced only 4 per cent. The largest item in the budget, 39 millions, is for state institutions, including hospitals and state laboratories. The second largest item, 31 millions, is for salaries of health officers. The third largest item, 10 millions, is to maintain indigent
PRAGUE. JAMA. 1925;85(24):1903–1905. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670240055025
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