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.