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

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  • Polyzos, Nikolaos
  • Karanikas, Haralampos
  • Thireos, Eleftherios
  • Kastanioti, Catherine
  • Kontodimopoulos, Nick

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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.

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  • Polyzos, Nikolaos & Karanikas, Haralampos & Thireos, Eleftherios & Kastanioti, Catherine & Kontodimopoulos, Nick, 2013. "Reforming reimbursement of public hospitals in Greece during the economic crisis: Implementation of a DRG system," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 109(1), pages 14-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:109:y:2013:i:1:p:14-22
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.09.011
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