The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Medical and Paramedical Services (06.2.1/3)" is a classification of services that includes consultations of physicians in general or specialist practice; services of medical analysis laboratories and X-ray centers; services of freelance nurses and midwives; services of freelance acupuncturists, chiropractors, optometrists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, etc.; medically-prescribed corrective-gymnastic therapy; out-patient thermal bath or seawater treatments; ambulance services; hire of therapeutic equipment; and services of orthodontic specialists.
This category is a subcategory of the Health (06) and of Out-Patient Services (06.2) categories.
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