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The Evolution Of The Medical System And Health Status In Romania After The Collapse Of Communism



    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi)

  • Corneliu DIACONU

    () (University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, Iasi)

  • Andrei MAXIM

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi)


The purpose of the present paper is to analyse the changes that occurred in the Romanian medical system since the communism’s collapse and until nowadays and to determine the evolution of the population’s health status during this period. During the last 25 years, the public Romanian healthcare system has been struggling to cope with underfunding. Our results indicate that this fact had a significant influence on both the medical assistance, reflected in physicians’ emigration and poor healthcare conditions, especially in rural areas, and on the individuals’ health status, Romania being far behind other EU states from this point of view.

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  • Laura MAXIM (DIACONU) & Corneliu DIACONU & Andrei MAXIM, 2015. "The Evolution Of The Medical System And Health Status In Romania After The Collapse Of Communism," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(2a), pages 555-565, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:2a:p:555-565

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    1. Mihaela Constandache & Daniela – Simona Nenciu, 2013. "The Structure Of Romanian’s Food Consumption and its Implications on Health Condition and Quality Of Life," Romanian Statistical Review, Romanian Statistical Review, vol. 61(12), pages 41-51, January.
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    1. Artem Bielykh & Anna Pylypchuk & Anastasiia Moiseieva, 2018. "Health reforms in Romania: Harvard flagship approach," Suchasni ekonomichni doslidzhennja, Kyiv School of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 42-50.
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    health status; healthcare system; healthcare expenditures; medical assistance;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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