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dc.contributor.authorJakovljevic, Mihajlo-
dc.contributor.authorArsenijevic, Jelena-
dc.contributor.authorPavlova, Milena-
dc.contributor.authorVerhaeghe N.-
dc.contributor.authorLaaser, Ulrich-
dc.contributor.authorGroot W.-
dc.description.abstract© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Objective: Inter-regional comparison of health-reform outcomes in south-eastern Europe (SEE). Methods: Macro-indicators were obtained from the WHO Health for All Database. Inter-regional comparison among post-Semashko, former Yugoslavia, and prior-1989-free-market SEE economies was conducted. Results: United Nations Development Program Human Development Index growth was strongest among prior-free-market SEE, followed by former Yugoslavia and post-Semashko. Policy cuts to hospital beds and nursing-staff capacities were highest in post-Semashko. Physician density increased the most in prior-free-market SEE. Length of hospital stay was reduced in most countries; frequency of outpatient visits and inpatient discharges doubled in prior-free-market SEE. Fertility rates fell for one third in Post-Semashko and prior-free-market SEE. Crude death rates slightly decreased in prior-free-market-SEE and post-Semashko, while growing in the former Yugoslavia region. Life expectancy increased by 4 years on average in all regions; prior-free-market SEE achieving the highest longevity. Childhood and maternal mortality rates decreased throughout SEE, while post-Semashko countries recorded the most progress. Conclusions: Significant differences in healthcare resources and outcomes were observed among three historical health-policy legacies in south-eastern Europe. These different routes towards common goals created a golden opportunity for these economies to learn from each other.-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Medical Economics-
dc.titleWithin the triangle of healthcare legacies: comparing the performance of South-Eastern European health systems-
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