JANUARY 2013

The specific research aims to approach current situation in the Greek healthcare sector through the lens of cpmplexity.

This is an interview questionnaire, with open-ended questions which tries to bring forth experience and information in a number of healthcare complex characteristics.

Understanding healthcare through complexity, may direct to proactive and wise actions in the attempt to cope with healthcare as the next big challenge of societies.

Any information provided, through your participation remains anonymous and confidential.
In addition you may find the results of the research in due time in this website by visiting the page on Healthcare Governance.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Evangelos Ergen (ergen@ergen.gr)

Who are the major players/groups in the Greek healthcare system?

Can you prioritise them in terms of power on the current system?

In the year of information, who of the above groups, do you think has the information (inside information)? Can this change? Do all groups have the same access in healthcare information?

Is there interdependence between groups? How significant are such relations in the daily operation of the sector? Can this contribute positive or negative?

Who defines the relations in the sector? (specific group, group of groups etc)

Can interdependence and strong relations create distortions in the operation of the sector?

Could interdependencies and relations be the source of new structures emergence? Could such relations help in the reveal of new powers in the system and the sector?

Is there diversity, hetereogeneity between the groups in the sector? How different are they?

Where can you see this difference? (in professions, in places etc)

Could difference be the source of sustainability and development?

Who are responsible for the behavioural patterns in the Greek healthcare system?

How such behavioural patterns affected the system? Could these patterns change now, since the country is in a transition period?

Could a revised healthcare system build upon the old prototypes making the necessary changes, or it would be better to build this from scratch?

There are sub-groups that have special relationships which is reflected in their daily interaction in the sector. Do you think that this is healthy for the system?

Did these relationships affected the whole system? Did these sub-groups define the policies? Which groups were that though past years?

Could such relationships, destroy future potentials of change, in the system?

Do such relationships affect behavioural patterns and ethical issues in the sector?

What do you think is the collective reaction? Is it related to changes that may affect status quo?

Who is responsible for collective reaction? The groups, the system, other factors?

How reaction and reflection to changes have operated during previous years in the Greek healthcare sector?