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Hospital admissions in two European landscapes - comparison between Heraklion, Greece and Linköping
University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Public Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Public Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4224-1032
University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.
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1993 (English)In: International Journal of Health Sciences, ISSN 0924-2287, Vol. 4, 33-39 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study describes a comparison of hospital admissions during a two-year period between a regional hospital in Heraklion (Greece) and a regional hospital in Linköping (Sweden). The findings are considered mainly in terms of health care delivery and utilization in relation to various types of demographic factors.

The results indicate that despite the different cultural and socio-economic environments in the studied districts, there are important similarities of hospitalisation pattern in the urban areas. However, there are also notable differences. The hospitalisation pattern seems to be more equally distributed between sexes and between urban and rural areas in Linköping (Sweden) than in Heraklion (Greece), where it appeared that the rural population, and women in particular, did not get hospital care according to their needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1993. Vol. 4, 33-39 p.
Keyword [en]
delivery of health care, quality of health care, rural population, greece, sweden
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102731DiVA: diva2:681248
Available from: 2013-12-19 Created: 2013-12-19 Last updated: 2014-01-22
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1. Hospital admissions in Greece and Sweden: a comparative study of two communities
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2002 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis reports comparative studies of admissions to regional hospitals in two communities, one in Greece and one in Sweden, during a two-year period, 1986-1987. The comparison was made using care episode diagnoses coded in the International Classification of Diseases, ICD 9. All cases hospitalised during this period were distributed by age, sex, residence and diagnoses.

The results indicate that even if there were cultural and socio-economic differences between the two areas, there were also important similarities in the hospitalisation patterns. The hospitalisations seemed to be more equally distributed between the sexes and between urban and rural areas in Sweden than in Greece, where it appeared that the rural population, and women in particular, did not get hospital care according to their needs. It was also found that study of hospital admission is associated with methodological difficulties because the use of hospital services is a complex phenomenon. The thesis includes discussions about the variety of factors that can have influenced the results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2002. 14 p.
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Linköping Studies in Health Sciences. Thesis, ISSN 1100-6013 ; 49
National Category
Social Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26345 (URN)LIUHU/LIC-02/0049 (ISRN)10869 (Local ID)91-7373-150-1 (ISBN)10869 (Archive number)10869 (OAI)
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2002-02-08, Berzelius Science Part, Hälsouniversitetet, Linköping, 09:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2013-12-19

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