Lykourgos L Liaropoulos

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Private health insurance can play a significant role in the financing and delivery of health services in relatively undeveloped health systems which suffer from limited public expenditures, resource shortages, and quality of care problems. Research results, however, indicate that private health insurance in Greece has not yet assumed that role. The rapid(More)
In Greece a 15-day treatment of rheumatic disease with diclofenac costs 56% more than treatment with nimesulide. This is due to the lower incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events with nimesulide, and the absence of serious gastrointestinal complications leading to hospitalization, which more than offset the higher acquisition cost of nimesulide. The(More)
BACKGROUND Private health expenditure for consuming maternity health services has been identified as an issue within public hospitals. AIM To estimate level of private health expenditure, in the form of informal payments, for maternal services in public hospitals in Greece. METHODS The study population consisted of 160 women who had recently given birth(More)
Aims. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women, but screening prevents cancer by detecting precancerous lesions. The purpose of this study is to present the treatment profile for precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix, according to demographic data. Methods. An annual retrospective study was conducted in two public primary(More)
The paper display in a short way the concepts of medical cost and cost-effectiveness analysis and present the educational implications arising from the assessment and the comparison of the Hospital cost of two different therapeutic methods of myocardial revascularization: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (C.AB.G.) surgery and Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary(More)
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