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15
NOV
2010

Efficiency: Concepts, Empirical Investigation and Applications in Greek Hospitals

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Abstract In this paper the concepts of technical efficiency, distributional efficiency and scale efficiency are presented. Following a brief note on the empirical estimation issues, there is a discussion on the implementation of these concepts in health units and a brief...
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15
NOV
2010

Can the Healthcare Services Market be a Competitive Market?

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ABSTRACT In this paper, is commented the view that health services can operate on a competitive model. Initially a reference is made to the famous article by Kenneth Arrow, which first raised the question of the special characteristics of health services provision. Some points...
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15
NOV
2010

PEST and SWOT Analyses of the “Home Care” Program in Greece

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ABSTRACT Background: The “Home Care” program is an intervention aiming at the creation of a social support and solidarity network and the avoidance of exclusion and institutionalization for low income elderly who face health problems related to disability or intense loneliness...
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