Published: 23 January 2017
Author(s): Irene Eliadi, Georgia Tsoumi, Olga Kampouropoulou, Vasileios Theofanis, Marina Mantzourani, Michael Samarkos
Issue: January 2017

From 2009 to 2013 the number of admissions for the 1st Health District, which includes the majority of hospitals in Athens, Greece, has increased by 33.1% while the expenditure was reduced by 31.1% for the same time interval [1,2]. Medical departments bear a major part of the burden, as they are the ones in which patients with chronic problems and multiple comorbidities are hospitalized.


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