Οι επιπτώσεις του Μνημονίου Συνεργασίας στο Εθνικό Σύστημα Υγείας
The impact of Memorandum of the Understanding in the Greek National Health System
KeywordsΟικονομική κρίση ; Μνημόνια ; ΕΣΥ ; Μεταρρυθμίσεις ; Κοινωνική ασφάλιση ; Υγεία ; Economic crisis ; Memorandum ; NHS ; Reformation ; Social security ; Healthcare system
This study examines the impact of financial crisis and the measures of Memorandum in Greek NHS, which has suffered from multitude of problems, since the year of its establishment. The impairment of the health system of our country, has increased due to the crisis. Moreover, there are restrictions on the use of services and a reduction in the availability, while most of the population has no insurance coverage. The impact of the crisis in the health system is significant and proportional to duration and intensity. Additionally, retrenchments on health budget have reached 40%, according to the measures, as determined by the Memorandum. As it is reasonably perceptual, structural changes need to take place, so that the Greek NHS will overcome the recession. Last but not least, the lost funding sources should be substituted, so as to maintain a high level of care provision and public health.