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Arch Hellen Med, 33(6), November-December 2016, 807-811


Accidents in Greece 2003–2013: Trends and lessons to be learned

Μ. Barouta, G. Lavranos, A. Pavlakis
Faculty of Economics and Management, Open University of Cyprus, Latsia, Cyprus

OBJECTIVE To create a composite image of accidents in Greece from 2003 to 2013, with a view to drawing conclusions about the main categories, proportion and trends.

METHOD Review and meta-analysis of data produced by relevant investigations. The data were drawn mainly from the Greek Statistical Office, the Greek Police and the Ministry of Health and Social Security.

RESULTS Road traffic, workplace, home environment and leisure accidents were the main categories of accidents in Greece, with a reduction in incidence over the decade from 2003 to 2012.

CONCLUSIONS The ratio of industrial to traffic accidents was approximately 1:1 at the beginning of the study decade, but in 2012 it was 1:3. In conclusion, it appears that in Greece progress has been made in reducing accidents in general, but further efforts are clearly needed.

Key words: Accidents, Injuries, Mortality, Prevention, Public health.

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