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The Post-Crisis Healthcare System: Effects of the Economic Crisis in Romania


  • Marta Christina SUCIU

    (Bucharest Academy de Economic Studies)

  • Cristian Adrian STAN

    (“Titu Maiorescu” University, Bucharest)

  • Luciana PICIORUŞ

    (Bucharest Academy de Economic Studies)

  • Cosmin Ionuţ IMBRIŞCĂ

    (Bucharest Academy de Economic Studies)


The economic crisis is still on the lips of economic and political analysts from nations around the world, even more so in places where its effects continue to make themselves felt. Romania is among these troubled countries, having to deal with no just the aftermath but also signs of a possible relapse. This paper begins with a brief presentation of the economic crisis, focusing on the national specificities along with its EU member status and their effects on the evolution of the situation. Following that, the more important elements of the presented situation are identified and individually analyzed, with the purpose of identifying useful information for any possible future crisis. The final purpose of the paper is to determine the trajectory of a future crisis by taking into account inefficient management of the economic system and the strategies used to safeguard the economy, which have up until now failed to properly deal with the situation. In order to properly achieve this purpose, the analysis will attempt to identify the impact of the crisis on the healthcare system and its post-crisis configuration as well as the steps taken at the administrative level. The results of this interdisciplinary research are meant to be used as a source for a future expansion of the study and to bring attention to certain areas that can show a possible recurrence in the future.

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  • Marta Christina SUCIU & Cristian Adrian STAN & Luciana PICIORUŞ & Cosmin Ionuţ IMBRIŞCĂ, 2012. "The Post-Crisis Healthcare System: Effects of the Economic Crisis in Romania," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(5(570)), pages 157-168, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:agr:journl:v:5(570):y:2012:i:5(570):p:157-168

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