Features of patients and their hospitalization in public hospitals of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region

The economic crisis has made its presence felt in southern Europe the last five years and among other things has affected the provision of health services in Greece. It also seeks for economic reasons uniting of health care institutions of primary or secondary social care. In this study, we use data from the Pathology, Surgical, Obstetrics and Pediatric clinics for the years 2005 to 2011, drawn from the official statements of six public hospitals in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region. We study certain quantifiable characteristics such as the number of inpatients meaning the days of inpatients’ hospitalization-, the number of inpatients without income or insurance and certain hospital evaluation indices such as bed coverage, interval change and patient’s input rate. The ultimate goal is to use the results that emerge from this study to evaluate the health institutions and moreover, to form a basis for more rational planning and decision making.

  Features of patients and their hospitalization in public hospitals of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region (928.3 KiB, 1,031 hits)