Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/169147
Authors: 
Ithakisios, Dionysios D.
Vozikis, Athanassios
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] SPOUDAI - Journal of Economics and Business [ISSN:] 2241-424X [Volume:] 64 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 42-52
Abstract: 
This article presents the situation of public health in the 19th century Greece, with an emphasis on the financing of lazarettos. Due to "ignorance" and lack of therapeutic means and hospitals, isolation was the predominant practice for dealing with illness, both on the level of local society and also on the level of state intervention. The vast majority of the research data came from the study and the analysis-decomposition of the Annual National Reports and Annual National Budgets for the years 1822-1911. From the research findings it was unveiled that for the years up to 1863 spending on "Lazarettos and Quarantine Services" represented more than three-quarters of total health expenditures, whereas from 1864 on, due to the unfavourable financial situation, implementation of public health policy was seen to be lagging far behind. As the state became more effectively involved in the issues of health and social protection after the first decade of the 20th century, public health was not one of the top priorities of Greek governments throughout the 19th century.
Subjects: 
R2
19th century
Greece
Public Health
Quarantine
Lazarettos
Diseases and epidemics
Public Health expenditure and financing of Lazarettos
JEL: 
N33
I18
Document Type: 
Article

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