Assessment of health care needs and utilization in a mixed public-private system: the case of the Athens area

@article{Pappa2006AssessmentOH,
  title={Assessment of health care needs and utilization in a mixed public-private system: the case of the Athens area},
  author={Evelina Pappa and Dimitrios Niakas},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={146 - 146}
}
BACKGROUND Given the public-private mix of the Greek health system, the purpose of this study was to assess whether variations in the utilisation of health services, both primary and inpatient care, were associated with underlying health care needs and/or various socio-economic factors. METHODS Data was obtained from a representative sample (N = 1426) residing in the broader Athens area (response rate 70.6%). Perceived health-related quality of life (HRQOL), as measured by the physical and… CONTINUE READING

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