Health Services in Greece: An Approach to Their Operational Cost
International Conference on Applied Economics Kastoria, Greece, May 27-30, 2009
11 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2010 Last revised: 18 Oct 2010
Date Written: March 25, 2009
In recent years, Private Clinics as well as State Hospitals (Healthcare Units) in Greece have been forced to find a method in order to arrive at their operational costs. The method Healthcare Units have selected is that of direct costing. The present article attempts to present the operational cost Private Healthcare Units in Greece have. Furthermore, the article shows how hospitalization charges developed in Greece during the 1992-2002 decade. Last, the results deriving from the assessment of cost through real cost data and delineated in the present article lead to the conclusion that the operation of Healthcare Units in Greece is almost prohibitive since the aid the state grants for hospitalization charges does not suffice in covering the fixed costs units incur during their operation.
Keywords: Hospitalization Charges, Cost
JEL Classification: M410, M490
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