Ioannis Mitropoulos

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This paper evaluates the efficiency of public hospitals with two alternative conceptual models. One model targets resource usage directly to assess production efficiency, while the other model incorporates financial results to assess economic efficiency. Performance analysis of these models was conducted in two stages. In stage one, we utilized data(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether temperature measurements are influenced by blood flow. BACKGROUND Previous ex vivo studies showed marked thermal heterogeneity in atheromatic plaques. In stable lesions, however, trivial in vivo temperature variations are recorded, perhaps due to the "cooling effect" of blood flow. METHODS Eighteen patients(More)
One of the most important activities of strategic planning in a health-care system is the effective allocation of scarce resources. Most of such strategies are attempting to create more efficient systems based on better organizational and management structures. Therefore, it is necessary to develop systematic models and evaluation methods that will support(More)
The aim of this paper is to propose a new location-allocation structure, in an effort to improve the operational shortcomings of the existing locations of primary health care centers. These shortcomings are mainly caused by the preference of patients to use local hospitals rather than health centers. The method is based on a biobjective mathematical(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes show increased inflammatory activation. Thermography detects local inflammatory involvement as heat generation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with CAD and diabetes have increased local heat generation compared with nondiabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus (DM) predisposes to coronary artery disease (CAD). The progression of CAD has recently come to be regarded as an inflammatory activation. Thermography detects local inflammatory involvement as heat generation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with CAD and DM have increased local heat generation(More)