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Characterization of the medical admissions in a tertiary Greek hospital

Published:January 23, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.01.017
      From 2009 to 2013 the number of admissions for the 1st Health District, which includes the majority of hospitals in Athens, Greece, has increased by 33.1% while the expenditure was reduced by 31.1% for the same time interval [
      Annual Report for the National Health System Units, 2011.
      ,
      Presentation of ESY.net Data for 2013.
      ]. Medical departments bear a major part of the burden, as they are the ones in which patients with chronic problems and multiple comorbidities are hospitalized.

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