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May 25, 2020

Romania on last but one place in Europe in terms of health system

According to the European health index system (ECHI 2009) launched yesterday in Brussels, Romania lost five positions in the health system classification, ranking the last but one of 33 European countries with 489 out of 1,000 possible points.

The Netherlands ranked first again, followed by Denmark and Iceland. The only country worse classified than Romania is Bulgaria, the two countries being surpassed even by Albania. “Unfortunately, Romania has bad scores in most of the domains of health,” declared Arne Bjornberg, research director of Euro Health Consumer Index.

“It seems that the informal payments accepted from patients continue to be a serious problem and an obstacle to arriving at a health system based on equity,” the official also said, according to a press release of Health Consumer Powerhouse. Romania is in a bad position also in terms of rights of the patients or E-health, the main reproach being that it is stuck in the old health system, hierarchical and devoid of transparency.

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