Creating an integrated health care system in Greece: A primary care perspective

K. Souliotis, C. Lionis

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Over the past few years Greece has undergone several endeavors, aimed at modernizing and improving the national health care services. A Health Care Reform Act seeking quality improvement and coordination of outpatient and hospital services at the Regional level, through the enhancement of primary care, has been recently approved. This paper reports a proposal for integrated health system in the primary care system in Greece with a major focus on equity, quality, and outcomes. The equity and quality framework of this proposal will possess the main components focusing on the provision of essential services, and clinical and organizational standards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-196
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


  • Greece
  • Health policy
  • Integrated health care
  • Personal doctor
  • Primary health care


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