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Financial protection of households against health shocks in Greece during the economic crisis

Athanasios E. Chantzaras and John N. Yfantopoulos

Social Science & Medicine, 2018, vol. 211, issue C, 338-351

Abstract: Harsh funding cutbacks along with measures shifting cost to patients have been implemented in the Greek health system in recent years. Our objective was to investigate the evolution of financial protection of Greek households against out-of-pocket payments (OOPP) during the economic crisis.

Keywords: Financial fairness; Equity; Healthcare financing; Catastrophic health expenditure; Poverty; Impoverishment; Out-of-pocket payment; Greece (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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