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A closer look at Bulgarias health system and the challenges it faces

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On 1 January 2007, more than 15 years after the political transition in central and eastern Europe, Bulgaria became one of the latest countries in that region to join the European Union (EU). One of the sectors that have been dramatically transformed during that period is health.

To provide an in-depth account of health system features and reforms in Bulgaria and to assess the country's performance in the light of health policy objectives, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies has published the new Bulgarian Health System Review. The Review is part of the Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series,