O'Connor, Julia S and Bankauskaite, Vaida (2008) ‘Public health development in the Baltic countries (1992-2005): from problems to policy’. The European Journal of Public Health Vol 18 No. 6: 586-592 , 18 (6). pp. 586-592. [Journal article]
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Background: The focus of the article is on organizational reform measures in public health in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 1992 to 2005 and the associated changes in population health. Methods: The study draws on published reports and analyses official statistics over time and cross-nationally. Changes in population health are measured by indicators of population health status and indicators of primary prevention or avoidable mortality, which reflect performance of national health policy. Results: Our study shows some similarities and some important differences in terms of public health development inthe Baltic countries since beginning of the 1990s. Conclusions: This study highlights the importance of political stability and support in achieving public health improvements and the pervasive influence of socio-demographic factors on several key health indicators in Baltic countries. It points to the need to introduce evidence-based public health interventions, enhance social trust, address corruption and tackle poverty.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||public health, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, reform, convergence|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
|Deposited By:||Professor Julia S O'Connor|
|Deposited On:||27 Jan 2010 16:29|
|Last Modified:||27 Jan 2010 16:29|
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