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Hendrik van den Bussche, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Ingmar Schäfer, Daniela Koller, Heike Hansen, Martin Scherer, Gerhard Schön
BACKGROUND: By definition, high utilizers receive a large proportion of medical services and produce relatively high costs. The authors report the results of a study on the utilization of ambulatory medical care by the elderly population in Germany in comparison to other OECD countries. Evidence points to an excessive utilization in Germany. It is important to document these utilization figures and compare them to those in other countries since the healthcare system in Germany stopped recording ambulatory healthcare utilization figures in 2008...
April 14, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
Igor M Akulin, Ekaterina A Chesnokova, Umberto Genovese2, Simona Amato, Massimo Gabriele Ragazzoni
The European healthcare system is characterized by different kinds of funding: public, insurance-based, and mixed. In Italy, the prolonged economic crisis and the need for a cost reduction in the public administrations make necessary a cut in expenditure, which has a significant impact also on the funding of the healthcare system. The comparison of different European healthcare systems may offer useful insights for a better definition of the European and / or national healthcare provision strategies, which would be economically and financially sustainable but also capable to protect the population health...
November 2014: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
Nando Gallese
AIM: Stapled Trans-Anal Rectal Resection methods (STARR double-PPHO1 J&J and Transtar CCS30 J&J) designed and proposed by Antonio Longo, widley used, present some problems and difficulties. Many Authors have sought alternatives able to optimize the results, to limit the risk of complications, to facilitate the operations, to reduce the operating times, to lower the economic costs. Resection whit single stapler of prolapse and rectocele only on anterior rectal wall, have been proposed: they often have caused asymmetry and bad functional results: they have not received acknowledge...
September 2011: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Prem Urali
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January 2008: Health Management Technology
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