Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with general practitioners, pediatricians, nurses. It is discussed in the Corriere Salute on newsstands on Thursday
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Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with general practitioners, pediatricians, outpatient specialists, nurses and social workers working online. By 2026, the Community houses will be the new point of reference in the area for integrated health care with the social oneas required by the decree of the Ministry of Health of April which reforms the organization of proximity care.
They will arise one for every 40-50 thousand inhabitants and other satellites as needed. The territorial services will be organized like a hospital, always accessible, with a care not in watertight compartments but which takes into account all the needs, both clinical and social and economic, to guarantee the health of the person by privileging the home as a place of care. , in order to avoid improper access to the emergency room and unnecessary hospitalizations and generating savings for public health, explains Domenico Mantoangeneral director of the National Agency for Regional Health Services which has concluded an agreement with the Politecnico di Milano to create a unique logo throughout Italy that identifies these structures (even if Lombardy already has its own).
Doctors on the net
The general practitioners in the community house share the medical records of their clients on an IT platform in order to ensure visits, consultations and compilation of prescriptions at any time, even when the patient’s doctor is not on duty. Emilia Romagna and Tuscany are experimenting with the new model implementing the old Houses of Health. In that of Castelfranco Emilia (Ausl Modena) there are 5 permanent family doctors, from 7.30 to 19.30, from Monday to Friday. In that of Abbadia San Salvatore (pilot project of the South East Tuscany USL) 7, of which 3 once a week, and a pediatrician of free choice. But here at night and on weekends the continuity of assistance is not yet active (former medical guard), another requirement of the community house, present instead in the Modenese structure, or at Villa Marelli (Asst Niguarda) in Milan (Lombardy has already inaugurated about twenty of houses). A secretarial service manages appointments and bookings for examinations and hospital specialist visits by connecting to the Single Booking Center (Cup).
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June 14, 2022 (change June 14, 2022 | 17:14)
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