Despena Andrioti

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BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis is one of the primary causes of long-term functional disability. With an estimated 13.5% prevalence in the general population contributes to a significant financial burden both for patients and healthcare systems. The purpose of this research is to highlight the direct annual cost of the disease to the private healthcare sector of(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing health expenditure for general practitioners (GPs) in Denmark requires that other ways of financing the health system are investigated. This study aims to analyse possibilities for implementing out-of-pocket payments to GPs in Denmark. METHODS The study was conducted as a literature review with 11 articles included. The Health(More)
Background: Maritime employees are a hard to reach population group. The mandatory medical examinations of seafarers, fishermen and offshore workers are performed by GPs with training in maritime medicine. However, they might as well consult their regular general practitioner for other health concerns. So far very little is known about the breadth of(More)
Background: In Greece live large numbers of migrant women at reproductive age, originate from 215 different countries. They show higher fertility rates and may experience higher risk of preterm birth. Their needs for antenatal and postpartum services have not been very well studied. Objectives: To investigate epidemiological characteristics of immigrant(More)
Seafarers sail the high seas around the globe. In case of illness, they are protected by international regulations stating that the employers must pay all expenses in relation to repatriation, but very little is known about the cost of these repatriations. The objective of this study was to estimate the financial burden of repatriations in case of illness.(More)
In 1996, there were 41,511 medical doctors in Greece i.e. 340 doctors per 100,000 population. Recent forecasts showed that in 2001, there would be 46,558 doctors in the country i.e. 422 doctors per 100,000 population. There is currently no numerous clauses at the start of medical training. Medical workforce growth is fueling increase in health expenditures(More)
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