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Poveri di reddito, poveri di salute. La povertà sanitaria nelle Nove Italie
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s: Giancarlo Rovati, Gisella Accolla 
Year:  2021 Issue: suppl. 2 Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 199-218 FullText PDF:  316 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SES2021-002-S1013
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The paper aims to analyze the condition of poor people living in Italy (Italian and foreign citizens) who must pay therapies not supported by National Health Service. This situation gives origin to a lack of necessary health supports which increases the risk of becoming more and more vulnerable to sickness. In this way, many people are facing with a real health poverty in addition to income poverty. The diffusion of this phenomenon is estimated in nine territorial areas that may be called "Nine Italies" - through the elaboration of statistical micro-data provided by the threshold expenditure survey. The dramatic effects of health poverty are partially contrasted by thousands of no profit organizations which take care of poor people, thanks to voluntary work of many health professionals, and distribute free of charge medicines collected by Banco Farmaceutico Foundation.
Keywords: income poverty; health poverty; national health service; public policies; no profit organization; third sector.

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Giancarlo Rovati, Gisella Accolla, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" suppl. 2/2021, pp. 199-218, DOI:10.3280/SES2021-002-S1013


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