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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Growth Model for Greece - Elderly Care

"Greece 10 years ahead" (GTYA) is the title of a study published by the Athens Office of McKinsey in mid-2011. It outlines a National Growth Model which, the study predicts, would create over 500.000 new jobs and add roughly 50 BEUR to Greece's GDP within a decade. The executive summary of the study consists of 72 pages. I have already explained in a previous post that I will make short posts about each major point of the summary for those who prefer not to read 72 pages.

The study focuses on growth opportunities in 5 major 'production sectors' which are already of prime importance to the Greek economy and on 8 'rising stars', i. e. new sectors where present activity is still small but where significant potential can be expected. In this post, I will focus on the 'rising star' of elderly care (page 66 in the executive summary).

Rising Star -Elderly Care
International examples indicate that out-of-hospital programs for the elderly population and patients with long term conditions can yield major savings. In view of the tight fiscal situation in Greece, such programs appear imperative. There is a nascent domestic industry that would need to scale up and cover the portfolio of relevant services. In order to facilitate such developments, the Greek state would need to create a patients' registry, instal quality accrediation and performance management systems for care programs and medical professionals, and launch pilot programs at the community level which would then be rolled out across the country.

There are few specifics on this in the executive summary.


Previous posts in this series: P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9.

2 comments:

  1. 1. The Greek state would need to create a patients' registry: yes, first to clean up the old registries from people who have already passed away for decades. Registry is a western word. Do you understand?
    2. Instal quality accrediation and performance management systems for care programs and medical professionals... *Instal: nice idea, but it is an activity what will meet problems, and finally nothing happens. *Systems for care programs: systems cannot be found in Greece, not working healthy systems that can be connected with other needed and healthy systems.
    3. If there would be a real change, and achieved what is needed (as mentioned) then: launch pilot programs at the community level which would then be rolled out across the country.
    4. Then there is reason for dancing Zorba's dance all over the country. Europe.

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  2. I agree with Antoinette Janssen, These points will make more effecient to that system.

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