Journal Publication

Real world, big data cost of pharmaceutical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in Greece

Real world, big data cost of pharmaceutical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in Greece

Kyriakos Souliotis, Christina Golna, Chara Kani, Sofia Nikolaidi, Dimitrios Boumpas Introduction: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a highly prevalent autoimmune disease associated with joint inflammation and destruction. Treatment for RA, especially with biologic agents (biologics), improves patient functionality and quality of life and averts costly complications or disease progression. Cost of RA pharmaceutical treatment has rarely been reported on the basis…

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Clinical audit as a tool to optimize contracted private healthcare provision: Testing the waters in resource-deprived Greece

Clinical audit as a tool to optimize contracted private healthcare provision: Testing the waters in resource-deprived Greece

Kyriakos Souliotis, Christina Golna, Vasiliki Mantzana, Sotirios Papaspyropoulos, Anastasios Koutsovasilis, Alexios Sotiropoulos Background and aims: Clinical audit is applied to optimize clinical practice and quality of healthcare services while controlling for money spent, critically in resource-deprived settings. This case study reports on the outcomes of a retrospective clinical audit on private hospitalizations, for which reimbursement had been pending by the…

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Exploring knowledge and perceptions on generic drugs of final year pharmacy school students in Greece

Exploring knowledge and perceptions on generic drugs of final year pharmacy school students in Greece

Kyriakos Souliotis, Christina Golna, Chara Kani, Sofia Markantonis Objectives: The economic crisis in Greece has triggered an extensive public debate about the use of generic drugs (generics). Despite their cost-saving potential, generic market penetration remains very low. This raises questions on awareness of, perception on and preference for generics by health-care professionals and patients. This is a descriptive study on…

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Citizen Preferences for Primary Health Care reform in Greece

Citizen Preferences for Primary Health Care reform in Greece

Kyriakos Souliotis, Z Tsimtsiou, C Golna, S Nikolaidi, C Lionis Background: The Greek National Health System is currently pursuing the strengthening of Primary Health Care (PHC). Citizen preferences for healthcare service utilization, their views on structural reform of the current system, and the profiling of those in favor of PHC are essential in planning a reform that respects citizens’ needs.…

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End-of-Life Health-Care Cost of Patients With Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Study

End-of-Life Health-Care Cost of Patients With Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Study

Kyriakos Souliotis, Chara Kani, Androniki Marioli, Aggeliki Kamboukou, Aikaterini Prinou, Konstantinos Syrigos, Sophia Markantonis Introduction: Lung cancer exerts a significant societal and health-care-related economic burden and chemotherapy drugs constitute a major factor of total direct cost. The aim of the present study was to assess the direct health-care cost of lung cancer in Greece by conducting a retrospective analysis on…

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