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The way forward: primary and community care
Healthcare systems in central and eastern Europe should be centred around primary and community care. Workforce shortages in hospital-centric systems are putting health providers under increasing pressure, leading to less efficiently delivered care to populations that need the most medical attention. As populations age and non-communicable diseases become more common, governments should prioritise creating the infrastructure for primary, community and long-term healthcare delivery. Read more about how health systems can best be designed to take care of people in our study with Economist Impact.