Economics and Finance


Health Care Services in Public Hospitals in Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace-Greece

Authors: Giannoula FLOROU, Vasileios AGGELIDIS, Christos BATZIOS, Anastasios KARASAVVOGLOU, Ioannis PETASAKIS, Persefoni POLYCHRONIDOU

The economic crisis which has plagued the economies of Southern Europe the last five years, and its unforeseen adverse effects on socio-economic indicators of our country, still constitute an evolving and up to date phenomenon, enhancing a range of other issues, including that of providing health care services to the citizens. In this context, this paper focuses on the investigation of the basic features of hospitalization in patients who received health care services in hospitals in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, during the period 2005-2011. The analysis was based on data drawn from the official statements of the public hospitals of “Kavala”, “Drama”, “Komotini”, “Xanthi”, “Alexandroupolis” and “Didimotichon”, and refer to key variables, such as the “number of inpatient”, the “sex of patients”, the “clinic/department of hospitalization”, the “duration of hospitalization”, the “insurance organization”, the “the rate of plenitude of clinic”, etc. From the statistical analysis and the evaluation of data the current situation is outlined, with regard to the health care services provided by the central health care units in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, over time and cross section, and useful results emerge which can also serve as the basis for more rational planning and decision making.

Comments: 25 Pages. Published in The Hellenic Open Business Administration Journal;

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