Stefanos E. Karakolias

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BACKGROUND The National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) originates from the recent reform in Greek healthcare, aiming amidst economic predicament, at the rationalization of health expenditure and reactivation of the pivotal role of Primary Health Care (PHC). Health funding (public/private) mix is examined, alongside the role of pre-existing(More)
Background: The National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) constitutes simultaneously the monopsonistic healthcare insurer and a main provider of PHC in Greece. Currently, EOPYY is threatened by financial distress hence emerging a critical discussion on structural issues, providers’ reimbursement and gatekeeping revision. Objectives: To conduct(More)
Despite numerous studies on primary care doctors' remuneration and their job satisfaction, few of them have quantified their views and preferences on certain types of remuneration. This study aimed at reporting these views and preferences on behalf of Greek doctors employed at public primary care. We applied a 13-item questionnaire to a random sample of 212(More)
Background: In the context of the recent Greek economic crisis and its detrimental impact on healthcare system as well as the complete absence of a mechanism to map and plan human resources, a need for rethinking healthcare workforce management at a national level was emerged. Objectives: The aim of the study was to identify factors that influence the(More)
BACKGROUND In Greece, due to the ongoing economic crisis a number of measures aiming at rationalising expenditure implemented. A new e-prescribing system, under a unified healthcare fund was the main pillar of these reforms focus on monitoring and auditing prescribing patterns. OBJECTIVE Main objective of this study was to document the Greek experience(More)
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