Health Care and Pharmaceutical Policies in Turkey after 2003
(2008; 4 pages)


The health care system in Turkey has been going through a series of crucial reforms in recent years. The most tangible steps in this reform process were launched after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) emerged as the ruling party in the elections of 2002. The EU accession and harmonisation process has also provided additional momentum for implementation of change in the health care system. This article assesses the extent to which actions to date are consistent with the objectives of the reform programme launched in 2003.

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