(In some countries patients pay for hospital visits or stays, including Germany, and Sweden where they charge around £7.50 per night, and in Portugal you also have to pay £8 every time you go to A&E.
According to a poll conducted by Pulse magazine, half of British GPs are in favour of charging patients for appointments - with some wanting to impose fees of between £5 and £25 a time.
The problem is that it puts people off seeking medical help. Germany introduced a similar GP charge, but they later scrapped it.)
We've been talking about this in the forum.