Healthcare in Greece

Health Care in Greece

by Jose Marc Castro on August 8, 2009

FACTSABOUTIntlHealthINSURANCEGreece is officially known as the Hellenic Republic. The Greek population in 2008 is estimated at about 11,262,000 residents. There are relatively few migrants comprising only 6.24% of the total population. The rest of the 94% are all Greeks. Net migration rate runs at only 2.34 immigrants per 1000 population. Most migrants come from South Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Population growth rate is very low at only 0.146%. Crude birth rate is 9.54 births per 1000 population. However, death rate is at 10.33 deaths per 1000 population. Life expectancy is one of the highest among OECD countries. Life expectancy is 78 years and 84 years for males and females respectively. Fertility rate is 1.35 children per woman. [click to continue…]