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Europe in transition: Summary of webchat

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:907
  1. Birte Twisselmann, assistant editor (web)
  1. BMJ

    The aim of the theme issue of Europe in transition was to give a snapshot of countries in political and economic transition. Participants in the accompanying webchat discussed problems that they were facing in the course of their own work, analysed where these problems might stem from, and thought of some tentative solutions.1

    The problems mentioned included the deterioration in health and social services since the collapse of the communist system in eastern Europe. The opportunity to study prospectively what is possibly the biggest system reform in our time was missed because the pressure to deliver changes overnight was so …

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