Italy’s poor go to the hospital more

The researchers found a statistically significant socioeconomic gradient for all medical conditions that were investigating. The association was particularly strong for congestive heart failure and COPD, where the poorest were about four times the risk of hospitalization than the wealthy. Except for asthma, males are more vulnerable to ACSC hospitalization than females, and increased risk of 45-64 years compared to younger people.A research team led by Nera Agabiti, Department of Epidemiology, ASL RM / E Rome used hospital discharge data of 2000 in Rome, Bologna, Turin and Milan. They focused on six patients with chronic conditions: , failure , angina , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , e. These ambulatory sensitive conditions are conditions in which hospitalization is potentially avoidable with proper care and medication.

Despite free public health care, poor Italy are more likely to end up in hospital with preventable conditions, new research shows. This model, reported in today’s health online open access journal BMC Public, reflect the results of a number of different health systems in the world, but until now few studies have been carried out in Europe.

Hochedlinger is an associate professor of cell biology and regenerative stem from Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. The author of the Nature Biotechnology study is Jose Polo, PhD, MGH Center for Regenerative Medicine and HCSI. Other co-authors are Warakorn Kulalert, Sarah Eminli, Effie Apostolou, PhD, and Matthias Stadtfeld, PhD, MGH Center for Regenerative Medicine and HSCI, Toshi Shioda, MD, PhD, MGH Cancer Center, Susan Liu, Maria Figueroa, MD, Yushan Li, Ari Melnick, MD, and Todd Evans, Ph.D.

Support for the study includes grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health, the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund and the HSCI.