Ilias-Ioannis Kyriopoulos

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the magnitude of barriers in access to health services for chronic patients and the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics that affect them. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1,594 chronic patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, COPD and Alzheimer. Logistic regression analyses were carried out in(More)
BACKGROUND The programme for fiscal consolidation in Greece has led to income decrease and several changes in health policy. In this context, this study aims to assess how economic crisis affected unmet healthcare needs in Greece. METHODS Time series analysis was performed for the years 2004 through 2011 using the EU-SILC database. The dependent variable(More)
PURPOSE Boceprevir, as an add-on to the standard of care (SOC) for chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (G1 HCV), pegylated interferon + ribavirin for 48 weeks (PEG + RBV), has been reported to have a clinical profile superior to that of SOC alone. The objective of the present study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of triple therapy with PEG + RBV +(More)
Hypertension significantly contributes to the increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, thus leading to rising healthcare costs. The objective of this study was to quantify the clinical and economic benefits of optimal systolic blood pressure (SBP), in a setting under severe financial constraints, as in the case of Greece. Hence, a Markov model(More)
The present study aims to investigate the economic burden of ALS per patient in Greece. A sample of 33 patients who were monitored in Aeginition University Hospital in Athens, a reference centre for ALS in Greece, was used for the calculations. According to the findings of this study the total annual cost per ALS patient in Greece was €7450. The direct cost(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies suggest that socioeconomic status affects (SES) affects self-rated health (SRH), both in Greece and internationally. However, prior research mainly uses objective measures of SES, instead of subjective evaluations of individuals' social status. Based on this, this paper aims to examine (a) the impact of the economic dowturn on SRH(More)
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