Just 20 doctors collaborating with the Freelance Professions Insurance Organisation (OAEE) had written out 6 percent of the prescriptions covered by the insurance fund, delegates at the Pharma 2011 Conference were told.
This fact was revealed by OAEE governor Gerasimos Voudouris during his address at the conference last Wednesday and repeated at a seminar on the health sector's finances and pharmaceuticals policy organised by the Hellenic Society for Pharmaceutical Medicine on Thursday.
The anomaly was uncovered following the introduction of the electronic prescription system, which also helped trace individuals that filled more than 10 prescriptions a month and, in some cases, had the same prescriptions filled more than once in different prefectures.