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, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 151–160 | Cite as

The health state of the Romanian population during the transition period

  • Liliana Dumitrache
  • Iuliana Armas
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Abstract

The paper attempts to make an assessment of the health state of the Romanian population during the transition period; the evolution of the health indicators, analyzed in the European context, shows the precarious health state of the Romanian population, in comparison both to Western countries and to the countries which are crossing a transition phase themselves. The values of the health indicators by region also show inequalities of health, the north-western and south-eastern areas of the country having to face serious problems.

The reduction of living standard, the low quality health services, together with other factors associated with lifestyle seem to be responsible for the deterioration of the health state of the Romanian population. The introduction of adequate health and social policies in the following period could bring about an improvement of the situation.

health Romania transition 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liliana Dumitrache
    • 1
  • Iuliana Armas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of Bucharest, Ed. Nicolae Balcescu 1BucharestRomania

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