The regional distribution of in-hospital fatality among Acute Myocardial Infarction events in Italy

Gigli, Anna and Francisci, Silvia and Gesano, Giuseppe and Folino-Gallo, Pietro (2005) The regional distribution of in-hospital fatality among Acute Myocardial Infarction events in Italy. Working Paper. IRPPS - CNR, Roma.

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Aim of this paper is to investigate into the differences in the first treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) among Italian regional health care systems, by focusing on the regional distribution of in-hospital deaths. Starting from the theoretical care pathway (from the onset of the illness to hospitalization and recovery or possible death), the in-hospital deaths in each region are decomposed into the contributions of the attack rate, hospitalization and in-hospital fatality. The discrepancies in regional behaviour are investigated, in the aim to assess whether they can be attributed to different performances among Italian regions. The study is based on two data sources: hospital discharges, based on Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and provided by the Ministry of Health; death and population data by regions of residence, provided by the National Institute of Statistics.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Fa parte di: IRPPS Working paper (9/2005) - ISSN: 2240-7332
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute Myocardial Infarction, Fatality rates, Attack rates, Hospitalization rates
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 614 Medicina legale; incidenza delle malattie; Medicina preventiva pubblica > 614.5 Incidenza di specifiche malattie e tipi di malattia e misure pubbliche per prevenirle
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 17:04
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 17:04

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