Palliative Cures. Comparing Indexes

Author/s Loris Di Giammaria
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/93 Language Italian
Pages 10 P. 19-28 File size 310 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2010-093004
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This contribution aims to describe the level of access to palliative home care in the Italian public health system, through five different indexes of access to the services. These indexes were defined considering both potential users, with specific reference to oncologic illness, and to users that actively request health service. Each level of access was evaluated through comparative analysis, on the basis of different criteria which consider every single territorial unit of the Italian public health system as well as the wider areas of the country, and reflect the classification criteria used in Italy by Istat. The results explain some of the reassembling elements regarding disparity in access to palliative home care services between Northern and Southern Italy.

Loris Di Giammaria, Le cure palliative. Alcuni indici a confronto in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 93/2010, pp 19-28, DOI: 10.3280/SR2010-093004