Health Economics and Health Management

MAY 30-31, 2002

Athens, Greece



Thursday May 30, 2002


10:30-11:00          Registration

Welcome and Opening Remarks


11:05-13:00          SESSION I: The Microeconomics of Health

Chairperson: Papanikos, G.T., Director, ATINER


1.        Hoel, M., University of Oslo, Norway. Allocating health care resources when people are risk averse with respect to life time.

2.        Protopsaltis, G., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U.K. Worth the Pain? A Study of Mergers of NHS Trusts in London: Interim Findings on the Drivers of Mergers and the Processes of Merging.

3.        Bouliotis, G., University of Dundee, U.K. Conjoint Analysis in Health Service Research: Particular Application to Dentistry.

4.        Rovira, J., Tremosa, R., University of Barcelona, Gilabert, G. & Torralba, M. Servei Català de la Salut, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain. The role of prices in drug expenditure analysis. An application of price indexes for two therapeutic groups in the Catalan Health Service (1991-1999.


13:00-15:00 SESSION II: Health Practice and Provision

Chairperson:  Protopsaltis, G., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U.K.

1.      Stubbs, K. & Graffy, J.P., University of East London, U.K. The Role of the Practice Manager in Primary Care Research.

2.      Culley, L., De Montfort University, U.K. Equal Opportunities and the British Health Service: Recruitment to Nursing from South Asian Communities in U.K.

3.      Soulis, S. & Souliotis, K., TEI Athens, Greece. The Financial Function of the Greek Health Sector.

4.      Ozolina, V., Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical Academy of Latvia, Latvia. Economically Perspective Direction of Primary Health Care System – Self-Medication. Studies of Self-Medication in Latvia: What do they show?

5.      Rebecca Surender, University of Oxford, U.K. Closing the gap between research and practice in health: Lessons from a clinical effectiveness initiative.


15:00-17:00 LUNCH BREAK

17:00 – 19:00 SESSION III: Health Systems and Impacts

Chairperson: Hoel, M., University of Oslo, Norway

  1. Parker, E., & Wendel, J., University of Nevada, USA. WHO’s Assessment of Health Care Industry Performance: Rating the Rankings.

  2. Chung, W., National University of Singapore, Singapore. Inequality, Public Health Provisions and Health.

  3. Carpenter, G.I., Kotiadi, K., Mackenzie, M. & Lamb, J.D., University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. Modelling Health Services Using Discrete-Event Computer Simulation

  4. Fioravanti, L. & Spandonaro, F., University of Rome, Italy. Performances of the Health National Services from a Balanced Scorecard viewpoint    


Friday May 31, 2002

10:00 – 12:00 SESSION IV: Public Health
Chairperson: Papasolomou-Doukakis, I., Intercollege, Cyprus

  1. Hoel, M. & Saether, E.M., University of Oslo, Norway. Public health care with waiting time: the role of supplementary private health.
  2. Pavlova, M., Groot, W. & van Merode, G.. University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Appraising the Financial Reform in the Bulgarian public Health Care Sector: The health Insurance Act of 1998.
  3. Fotaki, M., A’ PESY Attikis, Greece. The Impact of the Market Oriented Reforms in the UK and Sweden: Case Study Cataract Surgery
  4. Bruvere, L., University of Latvia, Latvia, Choice of Food, Motivation and Principles of its Purchasing

12:00 – 14:00 SESSION V: Management & Marketing

Chairperson: Fotaki, M., A’ PESY Attikis, Greece
  1. Kieffer, R., ESCP-EAP, France & Merliere, Y., CNAMTS, France. An e-Learning Course of Hospital Management Control.

  2. Papasolomou-Doukakis, I., Intercollege, Cyprus. Internal Marketing and Empowerment in Bureaucratic Organizations.

  3. Melngaile, A. & Karlsone, I., University of Latvia, Latvia. Health Management at School

  4. Stubbs, K. Lionis, C. & Bhowmik, P., University of East London, U.K. Developing Management Education for General Practice in Greece: Exploring the Educational Agenda in Crete.

14:00-16:00 LUNCH BREAK


16:00 – 18:00 SESSION VI: Technology, Food and Demographics

Chairperson: Chrisimos, S., TEI Kalamatas 
  1. Costa-Font, J. & Mossialos, E., London School of Economics, U.K.  Ambivalent Individual Preferences for Biotechnology: Products or Processes?
  2. Bokhari, F., University of California, Berkeley, USA. Managed Care and the Adoption of Hospital Technology: The Case of
    Cardiac Catheterization
  3. Skards, I., University of Latvia, Latvia. Fatal traffic accidents and some indices of demographic situation in Greece and Baltic Countries
  4. Papoutsis, J. & Dimopoulos, J., TEI Kalamatas, Greece Computerized tools for improving Quality and Cost Outcomes in Healthcare Units

18:00 – 18:30 CONCLUSIONS

20:30: DINNER