Violence Towards Health Care Workers in a Public Health Care Facility in Italy: A Repeated Cross

Violence at work is one of the major concerns in health care activities. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of physical and non-physical violence in a general health care facility in Italy and to assess the relationship between violence and psychosocial factors, thereby providing a basis for appropriate intervention.[from abstract]

One Day-One Problem Problem-based Learning (ODOP-PBL) for Continuing Education of Health Professionals

This paper presents a short preliminary report of how the Italian National Institute of Health has, since 2003, applied problem-based learning in a new approach called One Day-One Problem Problem-based Learning in short courses for the staff of the Italian National Health Service. [from abstract]

Payment for Performance (P4P): Any Future in Italy?

Pay for Performance (P4P) programs, based on provision of financial incentives for service quality, have been widely adopted to enhance quality of care and to promote a more efficient use of health care resources whilst improving patient outcomes. The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether it is possible to implement P4P programs in the Lombardy Region, in Italy, based on the existing data set. [from abstract]

Institutional Public Private Partnerships for Core Health Services: Evidence from Italy

This work is a comparative analysis of the reasons for the adoption of institutional public-private partnerships and the governance and managerial features necessary to establish them as appropriate arrangements for public health services provisions. [from abstract]

Network Organizations of General Practitioners: Antecedents of Formation and Consequences of Participation

This article defines the effectiveness of network forms of organization for general practitioners in Italy.

Mismatches in the Formal Sector, Expansion of the Informal Sector: Immigration of Health Professional to Italy

Italy’s aging population is placing a strain on the public health system. Care for the aged has increasingly been delegated to informal immigrant workers. However, international migration will not be sufficient to solve Italy’s health care professional needs. [adapted from summary]