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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Study: Three in four medical facilities in Romania are private

There are almost 56,300 medical units in Romania, from hospitals to specialized private practices and clinics, pharmacies, and test labs, and 75% of them are privately-owned, according to a study based on data from the National Statistics Institute (INS), presented by the Alliance for Health Romania and the Employers’ Association of Private Healthcare Providers.

Moreover, 90% of the policlinics, specialized centers and medical practices, and dental practices are private.

“According to the National Statistics Institute, the development of the private healthcare system increased 60 times since 1997, in terms of medical facilities and staff. Thus, until 2014, the number of beds in private healthcare facilities increased from 63 to nearly 5,800. At the same time, the number beds in the public system went down from 166,411 to 125,192, which represents a decrease of 24.76%,” reads a statement cited by local Mediafax.

“The private sector has most beds in Bucharest (1,312), Iasi (709), Brasov (466), and Arad (345), but there are also 14 counties without such facilities.”

The number of private hospitals in Romania increased from only 2, in 1997, to 161, in 2014. In the same period, the state closed down 50 hospital units.

The trend has been similar for the medical staff. Back in 1997, only 2.2% of all doctors working in Romania were active in the private sector, including family doctors and dentists. The share increased to 26% by 2014.

Study: Four in five young doctors in Romania think of going to work abroad

Health minister: We don’t know how many doctors work in Romania

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Study: Three in four medical facilities in Romania are private

There are almost 56,300 medical units in Romania, from hospitals to specialized private practices and clinics, pharmacies, and test labs, and 75% of them are privately-owned, according to a study based on data from the National Statistics Institute (INS), presented by the Alliance for Health Romania and the Employers’ Association of Private Healthcare Providers.

Moreover, 90% of the policlinics, specialized centers and medical practices, and dental practices are private.

“According to the National Statistics Institute, the development of the private healthcare system increased 60 times since 1997, in terms of medical facilities and staff. Thus, until 2014, the number of beds in private healthcare facilities increased from 63 to nearly 5,800. At the same time, the number beds in the public system went down from 166,411 to 125,192, which represents a decrease of 24.76%,” reads a statement cited by local Mediafax.

“The private sector has most beds in Bucharest (1,312), Iasi (709), Brasov (466), and Arad (345), but there are also 14 counties without such facilities.”

The number of private hospitals in Romania increased from only 2, in 1997, to 161, in 2014. In the same period, the state closed down 50 hospital units.

The trend has been similar for the medical staff. Back in 1997, only 2.2% of all doctors working in Romania were active in the private sector, including family doctors and dentists. The share increased to 26% by 2014.

Study: Four in five young doctors in Romania think of going to work abroad

Health minister: We don’t know how many doctors work in Romania

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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