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Does economic crisis affect prevention services? An Italian region as a study case


Background: The Latium Region in Italy is currently under pressure from national government to achieve economic consolidation of regional health services and is subject to a formal regional recovery plan.

Methods: Using recognized health indicators together with a government assessment tool, we evaluate the impact of the economic downturn on the health of the Latium Region population.

Results: We find that healthcare spending in the Latium Region needs to become more efficient by improving primary healthcare and by restoring efficiency in hospitals.

Conclusions: Prevention activities should not only be defended in the current financial and economic crisis, but also streamlined and strengthened.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2427/9975

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aprex-15683


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