Search Tag: Greece

Executive Health Management

2020 12 May

It is a common view that the current situation, which we are asked to deal with, evokes smaller or bigger arguments. There was dogmatism that collapsed, ideological obsessions that were demolished, and Keynes-based policies that take peculiar revenge. At least, this is what has been said by the Greek Deputy Minister of Finance in an interview... Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 24 Mar

COVID-19 is already a severe public health emergency for citizens, societies and economies of 164 countries, inducing not only a major and unprecedented economic shock but also a social turmoil. According to a survey by McKinsey & Company (Craven et al. 2020), the COVID19 outbreak could potentially result in the decrease of global GDP of 2,5-2%... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sensors in Everyday Objects for Dementia Care

2019 26 Aug

Summary: The past, present & future of dementia care using sensors in everyday life objects through four use cases from research labs to large-scale pilots & adoption by pharmaceutical companies.   Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. It is the main cause of dementia, a syndrome defined by loss of cognitive... Read more

Executive Health Management

A patient’s journey is likely to include surfing the web: how can we help?

2019 21 Jan

Internet and people with mental disorders A “whole patient” can be a person with schizophrenia, who is also an internet user and searches for mental health information online. Between 2000–2018 the internet has grown by 1,052%, with about 4.2 billion people surfing the Web (internet World stats 2018). In Europe, about 81% of... Read more

ICU Management

Emergency pre-hospital care challenges: Greece

2018 01 Jun

The ongoing economic crisis in Greece and inflow of refugees has led to changes to the pre-hospital emergency medicine services. Greece is a country of 10.1 million inhabitants, half of whom live in six cities: Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Patra, Larissa and Ioannina. In recent years the country drew media attention because of the financial... Read more

Health Management

Health spending in Greece under restraint measures

2018 20 Feb

Way forward for sustainability of healthcare sector. Healthcare in Greece is facing a crisis. How does health spending compare with other European Union countries and what is the way forward for a sustainable future? Current situation Across the Eurozone, there is a need to reduce fiscal debts and deficits, and therefore to reduce annual public... Read more

Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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ICU Management

Costing ICU Care: a Bottom-up Approach

2016 28 Apr

A study from Greece that analysed variable ICU costs found that medicines, and antibiotics in particular, accounted for more than half of the cost of the patient’s stay. Other significant costs were blood products, cardiovascular drugs, biochemistry and arterial blood gases. The variable cost per ICU day was €573.18 (median 422.40), lower than observed... Read more

Health Management

The Affidea Effect: A Global Dose Data Management System

2016 27 Feb

As the biggest independent provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services in Europe, Affidea owns and operates 170 medical centres and grows at a rate of (on average) one new centre every fortnight. As the company evolves, our owners Waypoint Capital want to turn it into the biggest global brand for diagnostic imaging and cancer care. The cornerstone... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lessons from Greek Crisis and Healthcare

2015 26 Jul

Mismanagement of the government-run healthcare system has been a significant contributor to Greece’s debt crisis, according to a health policy and management expert. A lack of accountability in the system helped create a culture of overtreatment and overspending, Dr. Martin "Marty" Makary, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, writes... Read more