Συγκριτική ανάλυση των συμβεβλημένων γενικών ιδιωτικών κλινικών με τον ΕΟΠΥΥ ανά περιφέρεια
KeywordsΕθνικός Οργανισμός Παροχής Υπηρεσιών Υγείας ; ΕΟΠΥΥ ; Γενικές ιδιωτικές κλινικές ; Σύστημα υγείας ; Ελλάδα
2014 was an extremely difficult year for the private clinic industry. The Greek financial crisis, along with all other sectors of the economy, affected the private health sector too. The demand for health services fell sharply as consumer disposable income has declined. This created an unstable and uncertain environment. This was also helped by the policy pursued by the National Agency for Health Services, by applying claw back and rebate to private clinics, which in combination with the Agency's own problems in paying private clinics depts, reduced their liquidity, with the result that several (mainly small-sized) clinics suspend their operation. The 60% of hospital beds are shared between the two major urban centers, Athens and Thessaloniki, creating inequalities in citizens' equal access to health services, and in particular in a country with the geography of Greece, resulting in clinic differences from region to region and their economic dependence on National Agency for Health Services.