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Primary Health Services Utilization in Greece: Studying the Past for Planning the Future

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Dimitris Zavras, Mary Geitona, John Kyriopoulos
Dimitris Zavras, Mary Geitona, John Kyriopoulos

Abstract


The objective of this paper is to study healthcare utilization in Greece. The
data were derived from a national survey conducted in 2006, and analysed through Logistic and Linear Regression. The likelihood of primary healthcare utilization is determined by the gender, the existence of a chronic disease, the self-rated health and the age, while the logarithm of the visits
to primary health services is determined by the gender, the existence of a chronic disease, the income, the geographical region and the perceived threat from the health condition. Thus, primary healthcare utilization is determined by beliefs, health need as well as socioeconomic factors.

Keywords


Primary health services; healthcare utilization; change over time; Greece

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