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An Analysis of the Health Sector in Romania
An Analysis of the Health Sector in Romania

Author(s): Ibrahim Almaashi
Subject(s): Governance, Welfare systems, Social development, Management and complex organizations, Health and medicine and law, Family and social welfare
Published by: Fundatia Română pentru Inteligenta Afacerii
Keywords: Public policy; Health sector; Functional analysis; Financing;

Summary/Abstract: The paper intends to present an analysis of the efficiency and the performance of health sector in Romania. The research efforts are based on the description of the operational mechanism and analyses of the financing or underfinancing of the above system. Romania has a significant issue in terms of poverty and fairness. Among EU States, it was ranked second in 2008 in terms of the share of the population exposed the risk of poverty, with a share close to the value of 23%, Latvia, with a rate of 26 %. Given this inequality, it would be advisable for the Government to devise specific policies in plane to ensure access for the poor population to health care. Theoretically, Romania provides such protection through the exemption of those registered in the program concerning the guaranteed minimum income from the payment of contributions and of copayments. However, in practice this mechanism is insufficient.

  • Issue Year: II/2014
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 11-20
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English