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Economics Research International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 137412, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/137412
Research Article

Post-Communist Health Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe

Department of Economics, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada V2N 4Z9

Received 31 August 2011; Revised 1 November 2011; Accepted 1 November 2011

Academic Editor: Paresh Kumar Narayan

Copyright © 2012 Jalil Safaei. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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