Οι σύγχρονες μορφές χρηματοδότησης των νοσοκομείων: η περίπτωση εφαρμογής των Κλειστών Ενοποιημένων Νοσηλίων (ΚΕΝ) στο ΓΝΑ ΚΑΤ
Modern forms of hospital financing: application of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) at KAT general hospital (Athens GR)
Κεφαλλωνίτου, Δήμητρα Γ.
SubjectΝοσοκομεία -- Διοίκηση και οργάνωση ; Υγεία και υγιεινή -- Οικονομικές απόψεις ; Χρηματοδότηση
During the preparation of the present Master Thesis, thorough investigation took place Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), which have been lately introduced on the Greek National Health System. For the purpose of this research International literature as well as experience was studied. Comparing to the International experience and due to the different Momerandums which had to be signed by the Greek Government, the application of the relevant legal framework took place in a very tight schedule by the responsible Ministry. As a result it was not possible to face in advance problems which were identified by the different involved parties. Apart from the collection and presentation of the major milestones that are presented on either international level as well as greek literature, deeper investigation on the advantages and disadvantages that had been identified within KAT General Hospital, on which it was requested to apply for demonstration the new method of invoicing/reimbursement. Staff from different units of the hospital, were requested to provide their inputs accordingly. Consolidated conclusions clarify all improvements on the functionality of the hospital due to the application of DRGs and in parallel highlight problems which need to be solved in order to improve functionality as well its financial sustainability.