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THE FINANCING OF THE HELLENIC PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS BASED ON THE CLOSED CONSOLIDATED NON-HOSPITALS AND THE EFFECT ON SUSTAINABLE SUSTAINABILITY

Dimogerontas George, Balaska Dimitra, Bitsiori Zoi

Monday, May 1, 2017

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2017

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Pages: 84-95

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1019279

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Introduction: DRGs (Homogeneous Diagnostic Categories) have dominated over the last years as a method of compensating hospital expenditure worldwide. Relatively recent (2012) this method was also introduced in Greece in the form of Closed Consolidated Hospitals. Aim: The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of the implementation of Closed Consolidated Hospitals on the sustainability of Greek Public Hospitals and Private Clinics.Methods: The methodology of the study is based on the research of international and Greek bibliography as well as on the review of internet sources. Results: Each method of financing, whether public or private, has been shaped at the same time as the country's healthcare system has developed and undergoes changes. The Greek health system is a mix that combines elements of integrated national health systems, insurance policies and insurance compensation systems, as it also incorporates features of the private sector to a significant extent. Conclusion: Τhe financing method of a health system alone is not sufficient to solve all its problems. Although Closed Consolidated Hospitals are considered globally as one of the most cost-effective and effective accounting methods for funding health systems, they will take time to prove that Greece is as effective as a reference to reducing health system spending.

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