Reforming reimbursement of public hospitals in Greece during the economic crisis: Implementation of a DRG system.

@article{Polyzos2013ReformingRO,
  title={Reforming reimbursement of public hospitals in Greece during the economic crisis: Implementation of a DRG system.},
  author={Nikolaos M. Polyzos and Haralampos Karanikas and Eleftherios A Thireos and Catherine Kastanioti and Nick Kontodimopoulos},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={14-22}
}
OBJECTIVES Until recently, in-patient NHS hospital care in Greece was reimbursed via an anachronistic and under-priced retrospective per diem system, which has been held primarily responsible for continuous budget deficits. The purpose of this paper is to present the efforts of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to implement a new DRG-based payment system. METHODS As in many countries, the decision was to adopt a patient classification from abroad and to refine it for use in Greece with national… CONTINUE READING