Greece

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Healthcare system

Until recently the quality of healthcare was good. The government’s GDP allocation to healthcare is also quite low. The public health system in Greece provides free, or low cost, healthcare services ...

Health insurance

The National Organisation for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) is Greece’s state-owned health insurer. The Greek Government in 2012 passed legislation allowing all Greek nationals, or those who qualify, ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Athens
Population : 11.4 million
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Medical tourism

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Events

Medical Tourism Conference & Workshop

12 February, 2020 to 14 February, 2020

Athens

The widely recognised annual medical tourism event is back again for its 6th year - taking place in Athens, Greece.

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Healthcare system

Within this section, you will find details of how the healthcare system in Greece is set up and operates. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.



Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Athens
Population : 11.4 million
Main languages spoken : Greek
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +30
Internet domain : .gr
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 25630 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2015
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World Bank 2015

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2001
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OECD
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OECD 2016
General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Specialist Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Specialist Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Nurses (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD
Dentists (total) : Login to view
WHO 2001
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OECD

Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
Per capita government expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2017
No of hospital beds (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
CT scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
MRI scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016

Healthcare activity

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OECD 2016
Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Knee replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Cataract surgery (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016

Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Prostate cancer: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Ischemic heart disease: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
Total cosmetic: Surgical procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2016
Breast procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2016
Face and head procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2016
Total cosmetic: Non-surgical procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2016

Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

Within this section, you will find information on medical tourism numbers, our estimate of inbound and outbound medical tourists (where they can be reliably ascertained) and news that provides estimates of medical tourism activity in Greece. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.

Events

Medical Tourism Conference & Workshop

12 February, 2020 to 14 February, 2020

Athens

The widely recognised annual medical tourism event is back again for its 6th year - taking place in Athens, Greece.

 
 

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Industry participants

Find hospitals and clinics, agents and facilitators, services and other organisations operating in the medical travel industry that are based in Greece.

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Dental Holidays Crete

Clinic in Crete

Dental Holidays Crete is a Dental Clinic in Heraklion, Greece. It proves dental services such as oral surgery and periodontology using the latest technology. A state-of-the-art facility committed to maintaining high levels of hygiene, it is run by Dr. George Vardakis.

Elitour

Association/cluster in Athens

ELITOUR is the official Greek Medical Tourism Council and was established in 2013 as an initiative of Hospital Groups, as well as companies from the sectors of Health, Transport, Tourism, Insurance and Advertising, covering the whole spectrum of medical tourism services throughout Greece.

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