Reforming the health services in the Baltic countries
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Reforming the health services in the Baltic countries proceedings from a workshop held in Copenhagen 22 August 1996

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Published by Danish Institute for Health Services, Research and Development in Copenhagen .
Written in English



  • Baltic States


  • Health care reform -- Baltic States -- Congresses.,
  • Public health -- Baltic States -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Jan Sørensen, Birgitta Rudbeck, Lone Bilde.
SeriesDSI report,, 97.08, DSI-rapport ;, 97.08.
ContributionsSørensen, Jan., Rudbeck, Birgitta., Bilde, Lone.
LC ClassificationsRA395.B29 R44 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination134 p. :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4005139M
ISBN 108774883372
LC Control Number2001359982

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  The Baltic States are recovering from a crisis as deep as Greece’s. Van Ginneken and colleagues suggest that the crisis has provided an opportunity to improve efficiency and equity, although concerns about financial sustainability and the impact on public health remain The Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania regained independence in the early s in the aftermath of the Cited by: The post-crisis period ()()()() was kicked off by the enormous financial constraints resulting from the financial and economic crisis in , when the GDP contracted by almost 18%. Health care reforms are always in the focus of research, even for such countries in transition as post-socialism countries. Latvian health care reform, amongst other Baltic states was analysed by.   Although the health reforms in all Baltic countries have been comprehensive, the introduction of a new health care system based on family medicine (FM) was recognised as a priority of health care policymakers and has received strong support from the government.

Introduction. The three Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been profoundly affected by the financial crisis, experiencing sharp reductions in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (of 14, 18 and 15%, respectively) and rise in unemployment in (Supplementary Appendix table S1). Economic shocks on such a scale and intensity inevitably had a profound effect on public budgets in these. “Health in the Baltic Countries ” is the twenty fourth edition of the series and is aimed at providing a basis for the comparison of health statistics of the three Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The report presents an overview of the Baltics’ health related indicators in .   The aim of this paper is to explore the various views of the social policy elites in the Baltic States concerning family policy and, in particular, family benefits as one of the possible explanations for the observed policy differences. This study is based on semi-structured expert interviews from the three Baltic countries conducted in Reform of the pension regime is continually evolving in the Baltic countries. This publication contains individual country reports, comparative analysis from a regional perspective and examines key policy issues in the private pension sector.

OECD's dissemination platform for all published content - books, serials and statistics. Senior representatives of the health ministries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania recently took part in the 9th Baltic policy dialogue, focusing on hospital financing and governance as ways to support the rationalization of hospital care and improvement of performance. In contrast to many other transition countries in Europe, the Baltic countries had been part of the Soviet Union and had to go through a much tougher reform period. They had to quickly leave the rouble zone and the structure of economic planning inside the Soviet Union. Other transition countries, like Poland, had in this respect a much easier.   New radical changes towards European standards in forensic psychiatry started after independence of the Baltic countries since the beginning of the s. With no history of multidisciplinary teamwork in mental health, psychiatrists are still dominating the field, and other professionals have very limited roles in evaluation and care.