Mediterranean diets: financial crisis prompts trimming of health care's waistline

Villanueva, Tiago; Haivas, Irina
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, pE681
Academic Journal
The article identifies the European countries particularly Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain as the PIGS of Europe due to its wrecked economies particularly on health care. Greece has suffered the most on health care crisis as salaries and benefits for physicians have been trimmed. The Portuguese government also plans to cut its National Health Service and required hospitals to comply on cost reduction. Moreover, other countries mentioned also had implemented salary cuts among civil servant.


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