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The Peculiarities of the Health System in Greece



    (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


Greek health system can be characterized as a mixed health system: health care industry has various social insurance funds co-exist with the Greek National Health System (ESY). The health system in Greece was established in 1983 guarantees free health care for all residents of Greece. The system covers the entire Greek population, special rights without any conditions, regardless of professional category or region. Health services are also provided in the EU and non-EU citizens on the basis of bilateral or multilateral agreements. In addition, the Greek health system context, primary health care services are provided through rural health centers and rural surgery provincial, regional and district medical clinics, clinics and social insurance institutions specialized in urban areas. Secondary care is provided by public hospitals, for-profit private hospitals and clinics or hospitals owned by social security funds.

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  • Dimitrios KANELLOPOULOS, 2011. "The Peculiarities of the Health System in Greece," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(6), pages 381-385, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:12:y:2011:i:6:p:381-385

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    health system; the features of the health system; mixed system of health.;

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    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General


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