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By William C. Cockerham

For the 1st time, existence expectancy is declining in an industrialized society. during this pioneering paintings, William C. Cockerham examines the social motives of the decline in lifestyles expectancy starting within the Sixties together with: *Russia *Poland *Hungary *Romania *Bulgaria *the Czech Republic *and East Germany. Health and Social swap in Russia and jap Europe argues that the roots of this variation are typically social instead of biomedical - the results of negative coverage judgements, tension and an dangerous vitamin. Cockerham offers a concept of postmodern social switch that is going past the borders of jap Europe.

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Introduction • 23 Since the downfall of communism, there has been improvement in some Eastern European health care delivery systems, especially in the Czech Republic and, to a lesser extent, in Poland and Hungary. The East German system has been completely dismantled and replaced by the West Germans. However, given the generally poor sanitary conditions in former socialist hospitals, the equipment and supply shortages, and inadequate quantities of medications, it would not be surprising that people have died from avoidable causes in these institutions.

Furthermore, this approach was flawed in its execution. For instance, beginning in the mid-1980s in the former Soviet Union, large-scale public health campaigns featuring mandatory screening of the entire adult population were required of the nationwide system of polyclinics. But the effort was often ineffective because of the heavy workload of doctors, a lack of motivation by the participants, and poor follow-up of detected cases (Remennick and Shtarkshall 1997). Nevertheless, there were some successes.

There is no attempt at visitor control; visitors are not even asked to wash their hands. There are no scrub nurses, truly sterile instruments are rare, and blood is washed off the hospital floor with a garden hose. The heavy lights in many operating rooms were discarded in the West 30 years ago. The worst facilities and least-trained practitioners operate in the countryside. Feldshers, or physician assistants trained only in limited emergency and primary care, provide medical services in the most remote areas.

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