This paper examines the potential impact of changes in medical care on changing population health in Lithuania, Hungary and Romania, with west Germany included for comparison. The study used the concept of deaths from certain causes that should not occur in the presence of timely and effective health care (amenable mortality) and calculated the contribution of changes in mortality from these conditions to changes in life expectancy between birth and age 75 for the periods 1980/81 to 1988 and 1992 to 1997.
Demographic Research Special Collection, 2 (artcl. 6), 139-162 pp.[doi:10.4054/DemRes.2004.S2.6]