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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.

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Posted in Economics, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume V, Issue no. 3

Funding Higher Education in a few EU Countries: Implications for Competition and Competitiveness in Higher Education

Public funding of higher education is an important topic within European governmental agenda, especially in times of budgetary austerity. Thus, given the challenges higher education industry faced in the last decades, the present paper aims at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a few national funding patterns of higher education institutions (HEIs) within the European Union. Using the method of content analysis, the study conducted in Finland, Greece and Romania also reveals the effects the national funding patterns might have on the competition and competitiveness of national HEIs in the European higher education market. The issue of performance funding of HEIs is also addressed. Moreover, the authors argue for the necessity of integrating institutional performance indicators as an important criterion for allocating public resource to HEIs, in order to raise quality, competition and competitiveness of national HEIs on the European market of higher education.

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Posted in Economics, Volume V, Issue no. 1