Report finds 14 pct of Greeks could not afford health care services in 2014


Fourteen percent of Greece’s population in 2014 did not receive health care services they needed because they could not afford them, a survey conducted by the Hellenic Statistical Authority has revealed.

The report, which was published Wednesday, also found that 11.3 percent needed but could not afford to buy medicine prescribed by their doctor. About 13 percent of the population did not receive medical care because of delays in obtaining appointments, while 9.4 percent were not treated due to a lack of medical specialization and health professionals.

Six out of 10 Greeks visited or consulted a generalist practitioner or a pathologist, while 9.7 percent were admitted to hospital for treatment in 2014, the survey found.