Hospital bodies: the genesis of Italian National Health Service.

Alberto Vannelli, Massimo Buongiorno, Luigi Battaglia, Elia Poiasina, Paolo Boati, Mario Rampa, Ermanno Leo

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Hospital public bodies were instituted in Italy in 1968. Their creation represents a fundamental step forward in the evolution of the national healthcare system and has allowed improvements in social equity in hospitals. The lack of independent funding beyond the insurance-type healthcare system existing at the time, hindered its success. The hospital body has however left a trace in the modern national healthcare system with the introduction of the hospital corporation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-540
Number of pages16
JournalIgiene e sanità pubblica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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