- Health Surveillance in Italian workers formerly exposed to asbestos: a call to action for policy makers. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):373-5
- What's growing on General Practitioner's stethoscope? [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):367-72
- CONCLUSIONS: We can't state that the GP's stethoscopes feature a risk of transmission for microbiological pathogens; anyway, because of the level of contamination we observed, cleaning recommendations to disinfect instruments on a regular basis should be better indicated.
- Surveillance of microbiological contamination and correct use of protective lead garments. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):360-6
- CONCLUSIONS: To prevent the contamination of these garments, it is important to develop appropriate sanitation procedures and to store them in special cabinets also subjected to sanitation. Finally, it is necessary to focus on the correct use of the protective lead garments.
- A breaking down of the Mediterranean diet in the land where it was discovered. A cross sectional survey among the young generation of adolescents in the heart of Cilento, Southern Italy. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):349-59
- CONCLUSIONS: Despite its increasing popularity worldwide, adherence to the MD model is decreasing. The new generation of young people does not adhere to the MD pattern although they live in the lands characterized by the tradition and culture of healthy diet and where the benefits from this pattern were initially discovered. Interventions and specific education about the healthy diet may be useful to recover student's dietary patterns as in the old eating tradition.
- Are 6-8 year old Italian children moving away from the Mediterranean diet? [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):339-48
- CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study showed that most Italian children did not follow the MD and socio-economic characteristics appeared not to be associated with type of diet.
- Mobility trends of Patients across Italian Regions: implications for planning and evaluation of hospital services. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):328-38
- CONCLUSIONS: We have shown the potentialities of the GN, applicable at micro level but also on a large scale in the analysis of patients' hospital mobility; and this, together with panel data analysis, can lead to a more conscious and effective health planning.
- Trend and determinants of acute inpatient care for the elderly in Italy from 2001 to 2011. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):319-27
- CONCLUSIONS: The trend toward decline in elderly inpatient admissions is still present in 2011 as it was in 2001. Determinants of elderly hospital care in Italy are related to the increased number of elderly individuals and the reduction of hospital beds. Out-of-hospital care does not correlate with the variation of in-patient care so the overall care appropriateness could be negatively affected.
- The Italian National Health Service expenditure on workplace prevention and safety (2006-2013): a national-level analysis. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Sep-Oct; 28(5):313-8
- CONCLUSIONS: Our findings are useful for health systems and policies analysis, national and international comparisons as well as for health policy makers to plan, implement and monitor occupational health prevention programmes.
- Quality Implementation in Health Physics Unit, Cosenza Hospital. Accreditation Program as Quality Improvement instrument. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Jul-Aug; 28(4):304-9
- Achieving high levels of quality in healthcare, which could be measurable, is increasingly important at present and is dictated by the radical changes of the welfare system imposed today by the well ...
Achieving high levels of quality in healthcare, which could be measurable, is increasingly important at present and is dictated by the radical changes of the welfare system imposed today by the well known economic constraints. However, even in the ongoing legislation, the practices concerning the verification and review of the quality of health care has had a major impact in the galaxy of Health. On the one hand, the citizen is developing an awareness of the possibilities of choice (Empowerment) between a plurality of providers of healthcare services, on the other hand providers themselves are obliged, within the logic of a global market, to retrain their offers to respond satisfactorily to the needs of citizens. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how the adoption of Operational Procedures, following the granting of a certificate of accreditation to the Unit of Medical Physics, has changed the approach to the work on the part of health workers, in the direction of a dynamic quality improvement.
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- Qualitative and quantitative aspects of drinking water supply in Sardinia, Italy. A descriptive analysis of the ordinances and public notices issued during the years 2010-2015. [Journal Article]
- AIAnn Ig 2016 Jul-Aug; 28(4):296-303
- CONCLUSIONS: According to our observations, the Sardinian drinking water supply system is affected by a major inconvenience and the data suggest that qualitative abnormalities are mainly due to water purification treatments used in addition to the poor water supply network in existence. Considering these results, a cooperation between all Authorities involved would be desirable in order to analyze official data and provide a careful evaluation of population exposure and real risks related to the level of every parameter considered.