Hospital admissions in two European landscapes - comparison between Heraklion, Greece and Linköping
1993 (English)In: International Journal of Health Sciences, ISSN 0924-2287, Vol. 4, 33-39 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
delivery of health care, quality of health care, rural population, greece, sweden
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102731DiVA: diva2:681248