L'appropriatezza dei ricoveri: Alcune riflessioni per un approccio globale

Translated title of the contribution: Appropriateness of hospital admissions: A global approach

E. Pasini, M. Scherillo, C. Ramponi

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Abstract

In accordance with a recent definition, appropriateness of medical care is a diagnostic-therapeutic intervention with a correct use of resources and competency, and a procedure that satisfies the request of patients. This definition considers not only the risk/benefit relationship but also the interaction between costs and benefits. In this light, the concept of appropriateness needs a global approach. The identification of the Mission and Vision of the structure, the use of medical guidelines, the distribution of documents which inform patients on the procedures carried out in the hospital and the modalities of access to the structure, the implementation of procedures which define hospital admission and finally the random check of medical records could represent important steps to implement a quality system aimed at guaranteeing the appropriateness of hospital admissions in accordance with the international standards for total quality management ISO 9000.

Translated title of the contributionAppropriateness of hospital admissions: A global approach
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)655-658
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Heart Journal Supplement
Volume1
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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