Romania: incremental reforms and incremental improvements

There has been a constant cycle of reform in the Romanian health system and yet, due in part to instability, it has failed to resolve underlying problems. Recent and ongoing health care reforms are seen by both patients and health care professionals as being fragmented and poorly coordinated, and lacking in continuity.  The perception persists that they have been aimed at achieving financial balance at the expense of long-term goals. In addition, as this new HiT on Romania shows, ensuring stability in governance remains a systemic challenge as does addressing corruption in health care (and other) sectors.