The expenditure on health care reached 7.8% of the gross domestic product in Greece in 1991.
Almost 9000 specialized surgeons in 11 recognized specialties provide services to more than 10 million people living in Greece and 2 million visitors annually.
Medical studies comprise a 6-year course of 5000 to 5500 teaching hours in 7 medical schools and are free.
Organizational reform of the health care system is vital and long overdue to move the system into the 21st century.
The quality of surgical services provided is high by international standards ; cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, surgical oncology, and anesthesiology are some areas of excellence. in addition, Greece has a good record in medical technology and instrumentation.
Research activities cover a range of subjects, and the number of clinical medicine articles from Greece that appear in peer-reviewed journals compares favorably with other larger countries.
Reforms in the postgraduate training system and ongoing education are necessary.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Grèce, Europe, Historique, Répartition géographique, Enquête socioéconomique, Analyse statistique, Personnel sanitaire, Enseignement universitaire, Education santé, Soin santé primaire, Carrière professionnelle, Section chirurgicale, Organisation hospitalière, Homme, Prospection, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Greece, Europe, Case history, Geographic distribution, Socioeconomical inquiry, Statistical analysis, Health staff, Higher education, Health education, Primary health care, Career, Surgical section, Hospital organization, Human, Prospecting, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0234124
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/06/1997.