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Politiche di razionalizzazione ospedaliera: efficienza delle strutture e disuguaglianze assistenziali
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s: Barbara Polistena, Irene Rocchetti, Federico Spandonaro 
Year:  2007 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  25 Pg. 31-55 FullText PDF:  389 KB

Hospital care is the largest part of health care expenditures. Thinking about the future it seems that this kind of costs will increase: the multiplication and specialisation of functions, together with the growth in new technologies, have a big effect on health expenditures. Yet, new technologies represent also a factor of innovation in the health care system: in many cases they have supported the possibility of day hospital and ambulatorial care. Not surprisingly there is a strong emphasis on de-hospitalisation; hospital beds reduction and home care. The authors describe pro and cons of this trend.

Barbara Polistena, Irene Rocchetti, Federico Spandonaro, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2007, pp. 31-55, DOI:


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