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Economic crisis, austerity and unmet healthcare needs: the case of Greece

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2016
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Title
Economic crisis, austerity and unmet healthcare needs: the case of Greece
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1557-5
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Authors

Dimitris Zavras, Athanasios I. Zavras, Ilias-Ioannis Kyriopoulos, John Kyriopoulos

Abstract

The programme for fiscal consolidation in Greece has led to income decrease and several changes in health policy. In this context, this study aims to assess how economic crisis affected unmet healthcare needs in Greece. Time series analysis was performed for the years 2004 through 2011 using the EU-SILC database. The dependent variable was the percentage of people who had medical needs but did not use healthcare services. Median income, unemployment and time period were used as independent variables. We also compared self-reported unmet healthcare needs drawn from a national survey conducted in pre-crisis 2006 with a similar survey from 2011 (after the onset of the crisis). A common questionnaire was used in both years to assess unmet healthcare needs, including year of survey, gender, age, health status, chronic disease, educational level, income, employment, health insurance status, and prefecture. The outcome of interest was unmet healthcare needs due to financial reasons. Ordinary least squares, as well as logistic regression analysis were conducted to analyze the results. Unmet healthcare needs increased after the enactment of austerity measures, while the year of participation in the survey was significantly associated with unmet healthcare needs. Income, educational level, employment status, and having insurance, private or public, were also significant determinants of unmet healthcare needs due to financial reasons. The adverse economic environment has significantly affected unmet health needs. Therefore health policy actions and social policy measures are essential in order to mitigate the negative impact on access to healthcare services and health status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 118 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 21%
Researcher 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Professor 8 7%
Other 23 19%
Unknown 34 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 25%
Social Sciences 15 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 9 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 5%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 39 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 November 2021.
All research outputs
#5,772,003
of 22,415,795 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,633
of 7,466 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#79,019
of 281,711 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#6
of 22 outputs
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