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Table 3 Proposed distribution of contracted with EOPYY physicians

From: The introduction of Greek Central Health Fund: Has the reform met its goal in the sector of Primary Health Care or is there a new model needed?

Specialty/Health regions a 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th 7 th Total (proposal) Total (current) Deviation b
GPs 280 124 180 74 124 163 55 1,000 (14.3%) 420 (7.7%) +580
Pathologists (internal medicine) 336 149 216 89 149 195 66 1,200 (17.1%) 1,246 (22.7%) -46
Cardiologists 224 99 144 59 99 131 44 800 (11.4%) 842 (15.3%) -42
Pediatricians 280 124 180 74 124 163 55 1,000 (14.3%) 206 (3.8%) +794
Obstetricians/gynecologists 168 74 108 44 74 99 33 600 (8.6%) 569 (10.4%) +31
Orthopedicians 112 50 72 30 50 64 22 400 (5.7%) 383 (7.0%) +17
Other physicians (pathologists) 420 186 270 111 186 245 82 1,500 (21.4%) 1,650 (30.1%) -150
Other physicians (surgeons) 140 62 90 37 62 82 27 500 (7.1%) 170 (3.1%) +330
Total 1,960 868 1,260 518 868 1,142 384 7,000 (100.0%) 5,486 (100.0%) +1,514
Per 1,000 population 0.64 0.50 +0.14
  1. aAllocation to health regions mainly on a catchment population basis.
  2. b“+”: new contracts “-”: breaking existing contracts.