“The austerity has increased the death rates in Greece” says a research

Greece
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:54 GMT
The austerity policy in Greece increased the death rate in the country after 2010. In the country, the death rates increased to 17.7 percent between 2010 and 2016, when the austerity policies were adopted. Whereas it was  5.16 percent between 2000 and 201...
“The austerity has increased the death rates in Greece” says a research

The austerity policy in Greece increased the death rate in the country after 2010.

In the country, the death rates increased to 17.7 percent between 2010 and 2016, when the austerity policies were adopted. Whereas it was  5.16 percent between 2000 and 2010.

According to the research made in the USA, the austerity policy applied due to the economic crisis has affected the health system in the country extremely badly and increased the mortality rate.

Research made by the University of Washington based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In a statement made by the University of Washington in 2010, the tight austerity policy demanded by the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) caused to serious health diseases and increas in death rates.

It was also said that the increase of death rates in younger ages, quickened the aging of the country's total population. Death rates increased particularly among people younger than 5 years and over 70 years old.

Greek-born Dr. Yiorgos Kotsakis, in a statement to The Lancet Public Health, said, "This research is very important in terms of unveiling the health-related effects caused by socioeconomic changes. The government's limitations on health ended up withe the curable diseases to become fatal”.

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