Latvia: Health system review.

  title={Latvia: Health system review.},
  author={Uldis Mitenbergs and Māris Taube and Janis Misins and Eriks Mikitis and Atis Martinsons and Aiga Rurane and Wilm Quentin},
  journal={Health systems in transition},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={xv-xxii, 1-191}
This analysis of the Latvian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health-system performance. Latvia has been constantly reforming its health system for over two decades. After independence in 1991, Latvia initially moved to create a social health insurance type system. However, problems with decentralized planning and fragmented and inefficient financing led to this being gradually reversed, and… CONTINUE READING
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