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[Correspondence] Austerity and health in Greece

03 May 2014

Discussing the effect of the ongoing economic downturn on the health of the Greek population, Kentikelenis and colleagues reported changes in just four national health indicators (rates of stillbirths, low birthweight, infant mortality, and suicide). Our analysis of official data suggests that, although the rise in stillbirths is attributable to the economic downturn, the rise in the other three indicators is only temporarily or partly associated with austerity.

Date: 
3 May 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet