White Paper of Italian Gastroenterology: Delivery of services for digestive diseases in Italy: Weaknesses and strengths

Elisabetta Buscarini, Dario Conte, Renato Cannizzaro, Franco Bazzoli, Michele De Boni, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Fabio Farinati, Paolo Ravelli, Pier Alberto Testoni, Manola Lisiero, Paolo Spolaore, Giovanni Actis, Salvatore Adamo, Lucio Amitrano, Mariano Amuso, Ornella Ancarani, Mario Angelico, Filippo Antonini, Danilo Badiali, Antonio BalzanoMaria Teresa Bardella, Luca Barresi, Stefano Bellentani, Massimo Bellini, Antonio Benedetti, Massimiliano Biagini, Sabrina Bianchi, Antonietta Bianco, Paolo Borro, Aurora Bortoli, Francesco Bortoluzzi, Mauro Borzio, Ivo Boskovski, Piero Brosolo, Eugenio Brunelli, Maurizia Brunetto, Luigi Buri, Patrizia Burra, Giancarlo Caletti, Fausto Chilovi, Michele Cicala, Enrico Ciliberto, Antonio Cilona, Livio Cipolletta, Giovanni M. Claar, Rita Conigliaro, Massimo Conio, Enrico Corazziari, Guido Costamagna, Mario Cottone, Antonio Craxì, Sergio Crotta, Salvatore Cucchiara, Francesco Cupella, Renato Cuppone, Gennaro D'Amico, Nicola D'Imperio, Claudio De Angelis, Giovanni De Pretis, Salvatore De Stefano, Giuseppe Del Favero, Mario Del Piano, Michele Di Cillo, Alfredo Di Leo, Giovanni Di Matteo, Andrea Ederle, Luca Elli, Stefano Fagiuoli, Luigi Familiari, Pietro Familiari, Gianmarco Fava, Telemaco Federici, Giovanni Ferrini, Rosa Filiberti, Pierluigi Fracasso, Luciana Framarin, Diego Fregonese, Giorgio Frosini, Luca Frulloni, Pietro Fusaroli, Vincenzo Gallo, Gianni Gatto, Carlo Gemme, Bastianello Germanà, Giacomo Germani, Francesco Guardascione, Renzo Gullotta, Cesare Hassan, Marcello Ingrosso, Anna Kohn, Adriano Lauri, Gioacchino Leandro, Piero Leo, Ivano Lorenzini, Piero Loriga, Giampiero Macarri, Fabrizio Magnolfi, Raffaele Manta, Santino Marchi, Renato Marin, Mario Marini, Antonino Marino, Emanuele Meroni, Giuseppe Milazzo, Santo Monastra, Luigi Montalbano, Sergio Morini, Nicola Muscatiello, Alessandro Natali, Matteo Neri, Andrea Nucci, Fabio Pace, Francesco Pallone, Maria Caterina Parodi, Luigi Pasquale, Roberto Penagini, Sergio Peralta, Egiziano Peruzzi, Lucia Piazzi, Cinzia Quondamcarlo, Franco Radaelli, Maria Rendina, Francesco Ridolfi, Floriano Rosina, Andrea Salmi, Giovanni Sansoè, Emanuele Scafato, Giuseppe Scarpulla, Attilio Solinas, Marco Soncini, Italo Sorrentini, Giancarlo Spinzi, Italo Stroppa, Giancarlo Sturniolo, Alessandro Sumberaz, Leonardo Tammaro, Ilaria Tarantino, Gianni Testino, Mario Traina, Omero Triossi, Paolo Usai-Satta, Luigi Vilardo, Clara Virgilio, Alessandro Zambelli, Maurizio Zilli, Angelo Zullo

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In 2011 the three major Italian gastroenterological scientific societies (AIGO, the Italian Society of Hospital Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists; SIED, the Italian Society of Endoscopy; SIGE, the Italian Society of Gastroenterology) prepared their official document aimed at analysing medical care for digestive diseases in Italy, on the basis of national and regional data (Health Ministry and Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna databases) and to make proposals for planning of care. Digestive diseases were the first or second cause of hospitalizations in Italy in 1999-2009, with more than 1,500,000 admissions/year; however only 5-9% of these admissions was in specialized Gastroenterology units. Reported data show a better outcome in Gastroenterology Units than in non-specialized units: shorter average length of stay, in particular for admissions with ICD-9-CM codes proxying for emergency conditions (6.7 days versus 8.4 days); better case mix (higher average diagnosis-related groups weight in Gastroenterology Units: 1 vs 0.97 in Internal Medicine units and 0.76 in Surgery units); lower inappropriateness of admissions (16-25% versus 29-87%); lower in-hospital mortality in urgent admissions (2.2% versus 5.1%); for patients with urgent admissions due to gastrointestinnal haemorrhage, in-hospital mortality was 2.3% in Gastroenterology units versus 4.0% in others. The present document summarizes the scientific societies' official report, which constitutes the "White paper of Italian Gastroenterology".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-589
Number of pages11
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume46
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Diagnosis-Related Groups
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International Classification of Diseases
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Emergencies
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Hemorrhage
Weights and Measures
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Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Digestive diseases
  • Emergency
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hospital discharge record
  • Hospital stay
  • Mortality

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Medicine(all)

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White Paper of Italian Gastroenterology : Delivery of services for digestive diseases in Italy: Weaknesses and strengths. / Buscarini, Elisabetta; Conte, Dario; Cannizzaro, Renato; Bazzoli, Franco; De Boni, Michele; Delle Fave, Gianfranco; Farinati, Fabio; Ravelli, Paolo; Testoni, Pier Alberto; Lisiero, Manola; Spolaore, Paolo; Actis, Giovanni; Adamo, Salvatore; Amitrano, Lucio; Amuso, Mariano; Ancarani, Ornella; Angelico, Mario; Antonini, Filippo; Badiali, Danilo; Balzano, Antonio; Bardella, Maria Teresa; Barresi, Luca; Bellentani, Stefano; Bellini, Massimo; Benedetti, Antonio; Biagini, Massimiliano; Bianchi, Sabrina; Bianco, Antonietta; Borro, Paolo; Bortoli, Aurora; Bortoluzzi, Francesco; Borzio, Mauro; Boskovski, Ivo; Brosolo, Piero; Brunelli, Eugenio; Brunetto, Maurizia; Buri, Luigi; Burra, Patrizia; Caletti, Giancarlo; Chilovi, Fausto; Cicala, Michele; Ciliberto, Enrico; Cilona, Antonio; Cipolletta, Livio; Claar, Giovanni M.; Conigliaro, Rita; Conio, Massimo; Corazziari, Enrico; Costamagna, Guido; Cottone, Mario; Craxì, Antonio; Crotta, Sergio; Cucchiara, Salvatore; Cupella, Francesco; Cuppone, Renato; D'Amico, Gennaro; D'Imperio, Nicola; De Angelis, Claudio; De Pretis, Giovanni; De Stefano, Salvatore; Del Favero, Giuseppe; Del Piano, Mario; Di Cillo, Michele; Di Leo, Alfredo; Di Matteo, Giovanni; Ederle, Andrea; Elli, Luca; Fagiuoli, Stefano; Familiari, Luigi; Familiari, Pietro; Fava, Gianmarco; Federici, Telemaco; Ferrini, Giovanni; Filiberti, Rosa; Fracasso, Pierluigi; Framarin, Luciana; Fregonese, Diego; Frosini, Giorgio; Frulloni, Luca; Fusaroli, Pietro; Gallo, Vincenzo; Gatto, Gianni; Gemme, Carlo; Germanà, Bastianello; Germani, Giacomo; Guardascione, Francesco; Gullotta, Renzo; Hassan, Cesare; Ingrosso, Marcello; Kohn, Anna; Lauri, Adriano; Leandro, Gioacchino; Leo, Piero; Lorenzini, Ivano; Loriga, Piero; Macarri, Giampiero; Magnolfi, Fabrizio; Manta, Raffaele; Marchi, Santino; Marin, Renato; Marini, Mario; Marino, Antonino; Meroni, Emanuele; Milazzo, Giuseppe; Monastra, Santo; Montalbano, Luigi; Morini, Sergio; Muscatiello, Nicola; Natali, Alessandro; Neri, Matteo; Nucci, Andrea; Pace, Fabio; Pallone, Francesco; Parodi, Maria Caterina; Pasquale, Luigi; Penagini, Roberto; Peralta, Sergio; Peruzzi, Egiziano; Piazzi, Lucia; Quondamcarlo, Cinzia; Radaelli, Franco; Rendina, Maria; Ridolfi, Francesco; Rosina, Floriano; Salmi, Andrea; Sansoè, Giovanni; Scafato, Emanuele; Scarpulla, Giuseppe; Solinas, Attilio; Soncini, Marco; Sorrentini, Italo; Spinzi, Giancarlo; Stroppa, Italo; Sturniolo, Giancarlo; Sumberaz, Alessandro; Tammaro, Leonardo; Tarantino, Ilaria; Testino, Gianni; Traina, Mario; Triossi, Omero; Usai-Satta, Paolo; Vilardo, Luigi; Virgilio, Clara; Zambelli, Alessandro; Zilli, Maurizio; Zullo, Angelo.

In: Digestive and Liver Disease, Vol. 46, No. 7, 2014, p. 579-589.

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Buscarini, E, Conte, D, Cannizzaro, R, Bazzoli, F, De Boni, M, Delle Fave, G, Farinati, F, Ravelli, P, Testoni, PA, Lisiero, M, Spolaore, P, Actis, G, Adamo, S, Amitrano, L, Amuso, M, Ancarani, O, Angelico, M, Antonini, F, Badiali, D, Balzano, A, Bardella, MT, Barresi, L, Bellentani, S, Bellini, M, Benedetti, A, Biagini, M, Bianchi, S, Bianco, A, Borro, P, Bortoli, A, Bortoluzzi, F, Borzio, M, Boskovski, I, Brosolo, P, Brunelli, E, Brunetto, M, Buri, L, Burra, P, Caletti, G, Chilovi, F, Cicala, M, Ciliberto, E, Cilona, A, Cipolletta, L, Claar, GM, Conigliaro, R, Conio, M, Corazziari, E, Costamagna, G, Cottone, M, Craxì, A, Crotta, S, Cucchiara, S, Cupella, F, Cuppone, R, D'Amico, G, D'Imperio, N, De Angelis, C, De Pretis, G, De Stefano, S, Del Favero, G, Del Piano, M, Di Cillo, M, Di Leo, A, Di Matteo, G, Ederle, A, Elli, L, Fagiuoli, S, Familiari, L, Familiari, P, Fava, G, Federici, T, Ferrini, G, Filiberti, R, Fracasso, P, Framarin, L, Fregonese, D, Frosini, G, Frulloni, L, Fusaroli, P, Gallo, V, Gatto, G, Gemme, C, Germanà, B, Germani, G, Guardascione, F, Gullotta, R, Hassan, C, Ingrosso, M, Kohn, A, Lauri, A, Leandro, G, Leo, P, Lorenzini, I, Loriga, P, Macarri, G, Magnolfi, F, Manta, R, Marchi, S, Marin, R, Marini, M, Marino, A, Meroni, E, Milazzo, G, Monastra, S, Montalbano, L, Morini, S, Muscatiello, N, Natali, A, Neri, M, Nucci, A, Pace, F, Pallone, F, Parodi, MC, Pasquale, L, Penagini, R, Peralta, S, Peruzzi, E, Piazzi, L, Quondamcarlo, C, Radaelli, F, Rendina, M, Ridolfi, F, Rosina, F, Salmi, A, Sansoè, G, Scafato, E, Scarpulla, G, Solinas, A, Soncini, M, Sorrentini, I, Spinzi, G, Stroppa, I, Sturniolo, G, Sumberaz, A, Tammaro, L, Tarantino, I, Testino, G, Traina, M, Triossi, O, Usai-Satta, P, Vilardo, L, Virgilio, C, Zambelli, A, Zilli, M & Zullo, A 2014, 'White Paper of Italian Gastroenterology: Delivery of services for digestive diseases in Italy: Weaknesses and strengths', Digestive and Liver Disease, vol. 46, no. 7, pp. 579-589. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2014.02.019
Buscarini, Elisabetta ; Conte, Dario ; Cannizzaro, Renato ; Bazzoli, Franco ; De Boni, Michele ; Delle Fave, Gianfranco ; Farinati, Fabio ; Ravelli, Paolo ; Testoni, Pier Alberto ; Lisiero, Manola ; Spolaore, Paolo ; Actis, Giovanni ; Adamo, Salvatore ; Amitrano, Lucio ; Amuso, Mariano ; Ancarani, Ornella ; Angelico, Mario ; Antonini, Filippo ; Badiali, Danilo ; Balzano, Antonio ; Bardella, Maria Teresa ; Barresi, Luca ; Bellentani, Stefano ; Bellini, Massimo ; Benedetti, Antonio ; Biagini, Massimiliano ; Bianchi, Sabrina ; Bianco, Antonietta ; Borro, Paolo ; Bortoli, Aurora ; Bortoluzzi, Francesco ; Borzio, Mauro ; Boskovski, Ivo ; Brosolo, Piero ; Brunelli, Eugenio ; Brunetto, Maurizia ; Buri, Luigi ; Burra, Patrizia ; Caletti, Giancarlo ; Chilovi, Fausto ; Cicala, Michele ; Ciliberto, Enrico ; Cilona, Antonio ; Cipolletta, Livio ; Claar, Giovanni M. ; Conigliaro, Rita ; Conio, Massimo ; Corazziari, Enrico ; Costamagna, Guido ; Cottone, Mario ; Craxì, Antonio ; Crotta, Sergio ; Cucchiara, Salvatore ; Cupella, Francesco ; Cuppone, Renato ; D'Amico, Gennaro ; D'Imperio, Nicola ; De Angelis, Claudio ; De Pretis, Giovanni ; De Stefano, Salvatore ; Del Favero, Giuseppe ; Del Piano, Mario ; Di Cillo, Michele ; Di Leo, Alfredo ; Di Matteo, Giovanni ; Ederle, Andrea ; Elli, Luca ; Fagiuoli, Stefano ; Familiari, Luigi ; Familiari, Pietro ; Fava, Gianmarco ; Federici, Telemaco ; Ferrini, Giovanni ; Filiberti, Rosa ; Fracasso, Pierluigi ; Framarin, Luciana ; Fregonese, Diego ; Frosini, Giorgio ; Frulloni, Luca ; Fusaroli, Pietro ; Gallo, Vincenzo ; Gatto, Gianni ; Gemme, Carlo ; Germanà, Bastianello ; Germani, Giacomo ; Guardascione, Francesco ; Gullotta, Renzo ; Hassan, Cesare ; Ingrosso, Marcello ; Kohn, Anna ; Lauri, Adriano ; Leandro, Gioacchino ; Leo, Piero ; Lorenzini, Ivano ; Loriga, Piero ; Macarri, Giampiero ; Magnolfi, Fabrizio ; Manta, Raffaele ; Marchi, Santino ; Marin, Renato ; Marini, Mario ; Marino, Antonino ; Meroni, Emanuele ; Milazzo, Giuseppe ; Monastra, Santo ; Montalbano, Luigi ; Morini, Sergio ; Muscatiello, Nicola ; Natali, Alessandro ; Neri, Matteo ; Nucci, Andrea ; Pace, Fabio ; Pallone, Francesco ; Parodi, Maria Caterina ; Pasquale, Luigi ; Penagini, Roberto ; Peralta, Sergio ; Peruzzi, Egiziano ; Piazzi, Lucia ; Quondamcarlo, Cinzia ; Radaelli, Franco ; Rendina, Maria ; Ridolfi, Francesco ; Rosina, Floriano ; Salmi, Andrea ; Sansoè, Giovanni ; Scafato, Emanuele ; Scarpulla, Giuseppe ; Solinas, Attilio ; Soncini, Marco ; Sorrentini, Italo ; Spinzi, Giancarlo ; Stroppa, Italo ; Sturniolo, Giancarlo ; Sumberaz, Alessandro ; Tammaro, Leonardo ; Tarantino, Ilaria ; Testino, Gianni ; Traina, Mario ; Triossi, Omero ; Usai-Satta, Paolo ; Vilardo, Luigi ; Virgilio, Clara ; Zambelli, Alessandro ; Zilli, Maurizio ; Zullo, Angelo. / White Paper of Italian Gastroenterology : Delivery of services for digestive diseases in Italy: Weaknesses and strengths. In: Digestive and Liver Disease. 2014 ; Vol. 46, No. 7. pp. 579-589.
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AU - Farinati, Fabio

AU - Ravelli, Paolo

AU - Testoni, Pier Alberto

AU - Lisiero, Manola

AU - Spolaore, Paolo

AU - Actis, Giovanni

AU - Adamo, Salvatore

AU - Amitrano, Lucio

AU - Amuso, Mariano

AU - Ancarani, Ornella

AU - Angelico, Mario

AU - Antonini, Filippo

AU - Badiali, Danilo

AU - Balzano, Antonio

AU - Bardella, Maria Teresa

AU - Barresi, Luca

AU - Bellentani, Stefano

AU - Bellini, Massimo

AU - Benedetti, Antonio

AU - Biagini, Massimiliano

AU - Bianchi, Sabrina

AU - Bianco, Antonietta

AU - Borro, Paolo

AU - Bortoli, Aurora

AU - Bortoluzzi, Francesco

AU - Borzio, Mauro

AU - Boskovski, Ivo

AU - Brosolo, Piero

AU - Brunelli, Eugenio

AU - Brunetto, Maurizia

AU - Buri, Luigi

AU - Burra, Patrizia

AU - Caletti, Giancarlo

AU - Chilovi, Fausto

AU - Cicala, Michele

AU - Ciliberto, Enrico

AU - Cilona, Antonio

AU - Cipolletta, Livio

AU - Claar, Giovanni M.

AU - Conigliaro, Rita

AU - Conio, Massimo

AU - Corazziari, Enrico

AU - Costamagna, Guido

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AU - Craxì, Antonio

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AU - Del Piano, Mario

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AU - Di Leo, Alfredo

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AU - Ederle, Andrea

AU - Elli, Luca

AU - Fagiuoli, Stefano

AU - Familiari, Luigi

AU - Familiari, Pietro

AU - Fava, Gianmarco

AU - Federici, Telemaco

AU - Ferrini, Giovanni

AU - Filiberti, Rosa

AU - Fracasso, Pierluigi

AU - Framarin, Luciana

AU - Fregonese, Diego

AU - Frosini, Giorgio

AU - Frulloni, Luca

AU - Fusaroli, Pietro

AU - Gallo, Vincenzo

AU - Gatto, Gianni

AU - Gemme, Carlo

AU - Germanà, Bastianello

AU - Germani, Giacomo

AU - Guardascione, Francesco

AU - Gullotta, Renzo

AU - Hassan, Cesare

AU - Ingrosso, Marcello

AU - Kohn, Anna

AU - Lauri, Adriano

AU - Leandro, Gioacchino

AU - Leo, Piero

AU - Lorenzini, Ivano

AU - Loriga, Piero

AU - Macarri, Giampiero

AU - Magnolfi, Fabrizio

AU - Manta, Raffaele

AU - Marchi, Santino

AU - Marin, Renato

AU - Marini, Mario

AU - Marino, Antonino

AU - Meroni, Emanuele

AU - Milazzo, Giuseppe

AU - Monastra, Santo

AU - Montalbano, Luigi

AU - Morini, Sergio

AU - Muscatiello, Nicola

AU - Natali, Alessandro

AU - Neri, Matteo

AU - Nucci, Andrea

AU - Pace, Fabio

AU - Pallone, Francesco

AU - Parodi, Maria Caterina

AU - Pasquale, Luigi

AU - Penagini, Roberto

AU - Peralta, Sergio

AU - Peruzzi, Egiziano

AU - Piazzi, Lucia

AU - Quondamcarlo, Cinzia

AU - Radaelli, Franco

AU - Rendina, Maria

AU - Ridolfi, Francesco

AU - Rosina, Floriano

AU - Salmi, Andrea

AU - Sansoè, Giovanni

AU - Scafato, Emanuele

AU - Scarpulla, Giuseppe

AU - Solinas, Attilio

AU - Soncini, Marco

AU - Sorrentini, Italo

AU - Spinzi, Giancarlo

AU - Stroppa, Italo

AU - Sturniolo, Giancarlo

AU - Sumberaz, Alessandro

AU - Tammaro, Leonardo

AU - Tarantino, Ilaria

AU - Testino, Gianni

AU - Traina, Mario

AU - Triossi, Omero

AU - Usai-Satta, Paolo

AU - Vilardo, Luigi

AU - Virgilio, Clara

AU - Zambelli, Alessandro

AU - Zilli, Maurizio

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N2 - In 2011 the three major Italian gastroenterological scientific societies (AIGO, the Italian Society of Hospital Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists; SIED, the Italian Society of Endoscopy; SIGE, the Italian Society of Gastroenterology) prepared their official document aimed at analysing medical care for digestive diseases in Italy, on the basis of national and regional data (Health Ministry and Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna databases) and to make proposals for planning of care. Digestive diseases were the first or second cause of hospitalizations in Italy in 1999-2009, with more than 1,500,000 admissions/year; however only 5-9% of these admissions was in specialized Gastroenterology units. Reported data show a better outcome in Gastroenterology Units than in non-specialized units: shorter average length of stay, in particular for admissions with ICD-9-CM codes proxying for emergency conditions (6.7 days versus 8.4 days); better case mix (higher average diagnosis-related groups weight in Gastroenterology Units: 1 vs 0.97 in Internal Medicine units and 0.76 in Surgery units); lower inappropriateness of admissions (16-25% versus 29-87%); lower in-hospital mortality in urgent admissions (2.2% versus 5.1%); for patients with urgent admissions due to gastrointestinnal haemorrhage, in-hospital mortality was 2.3% in Gastroenterology units versus 4.0% in others. The present document summarizes the scientific societies' official report, which constitutes the "White paper of Italian Gastroenterology".

AB - In 2011 the three major Italian gastroenterological scientific societies (AIGO, the Italian Society of Hospital Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists; SIED, the Italian Society of Endoscopy; SIGE, the Italian Society of Gastroenterology) prepared their official document aimed at analysing medical care for digestive diseases in Italy, on the basis of national and regional data (Health Ministry and Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna databases) and to make proposals for planning of care. Digestive diseases were the first or second cause of hospitalizations in Italy in 1999-2009, with more than 1,500,000 admissions/year; however only 5-9% of these admissions was in specialized Gastroenterology units. Reported data show a better outcome in Gastroenterology Units than in non-specialized units: shorter average length of stay, in particular for admissions with ICD-9-CM codes proxying for emergency conditions (6.7 days versus 8.4 days); better case mix (higher average diagnosis-related groups weight in Gastroenterology Units: 1 vs 0.97 in Internal Medicine units and 0.76 in Surgery units); lower inappropriateness of admissions (16-25% versus 29-87%); lower in-hospital mortality in urgent admissions (2.2% versus 5.1%); for patients with urgent admissions due to gastrointestinnal haemorrhage, in-hospital mortality was 2.3% in Gastroenterology units versus 4.0% in others. The present document summarizes the scientific societies' official report, which constitutes the "White paper of Italian Gastroenterology".

KW - Cancer

KW - Digestive diseases

KW - Emergency

KW - Gastroenterology

KW - Gastrointestinal bleeding

KW - Hospital discharge record

KW - Hospital stay

KW - Mortality

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84903819905&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84903819905&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.dld.2014.02.019

DO - 10.1016/j.dld.2014.02.019

M3 - Article

C2 - 24913902

AN - SCOPUS:84903819905

VL - 46

SP - 579

EP - 589

JO - Digestive and Liver Disease

JF - Digestive and Liver Disease

SN - 1590-8658

IS - 7

ER -