Croatian healthcare system in transition, from the perspective of users

Mastilica, Miroslav; KuĊĦec, Sanja
July 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/23/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7510, p223
Academic Journal
Offers a look at the Croatian health care system. Discussion of health care reforms in the 1990s; Focus of the reforms on centralizing financing, rationing services, and encouraging the provision of private health services with incentives; Report that the reforms increased inequality of access to health care; Dissatisfaction of patients with their access to medical care; Dissatisfaction of physicians with their salaries; Report that the privatization of health services created a system in which rich people can buy easy access to high quality services whereas patients in the public health care system have to wait for services and have difficulties in obtaining drugs.


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