BACKGROUND: The Comunity Health Centre (CHC) primary care model is a team-based health care delivery model intended to provide comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients within a defined community. The CHC, Case della Salute in Italian, model was introduced in the Emilia-Romagna Region in 2010.METHODS: We present updated data on the implementation on the CHC Case della Salute primary care model in the Emilia-Romagna Region.RESULTS: There are 67 operating CHCs in Emilia-Romagna (update March 2015); 26 small (39%), 24 medium (36%) and 17 large (25%). Since 2011 the number of operating CHCs has increased by 60%, reaching 55% of the target planned CHCs (n. = 122). There is, on average, one running CHC per 66.524 inhabitants. 16% of total general practitioners (GPs) and 8.4% of total family paediatricians working in Emilia-Romagna have their practice in CHCs. CHCs offer primary and specialist integrated care, prevention services, health education and social care.DISCUSSION: Although preliminary results suggest CHCs have fostered primary care's quality and efficiency, more research is needed to assess their impact on improving clinical, social and economic outcomes.

The implementation of a Community Health Centre-based primary care model in Italy. The experience of the Case della Salute in the Emilia-Romagna Region / Odone, Anna; Saccani, Elisa; Chiesa, Valentina; Brambilla, Antonio; Brianti, Ettore; Fabi, Massimo; Curcetti, Clara; Donatini, Andrea; Balestrino, Antonio; Lombardi, Marco; Rossi, Giuseppina; Saccenti, Elena; Signorelli, Carlo. - In: ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ. - ISSN 0021-2571. - 52:1(2016), pp. 70-77. [10.4415/ANN_16_01_13]

The implementation of a Community Health Centre-based primary care model in Italy. The experience of the Case della Salute in the Emilia-Romagna Region

ODONE, Anna;SACCANI, Elisa;CHIESA, VALENTINA;LOMBARDI, MARCO;ROSSI, Giuseppina;SACCENTI, Elena;SIGNORELLI, Carlo
2016-01-01

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BACKGROUND: The Comunity Health Centre (CHC) primary care model is a team-based health care delivery model intended to provide comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients within a defined community. The CHC, Case della Salute in Italian, model was introduced in the Emilia-Romagna Region in 2010.METHODS: We present updated data on the implementation on the CHC Case della Salute primary care model in the Emilia-Romagna Region.RESULTS: There are 67 operating CHCs in Emilia-Romagna (update March 2015); 26 small (39%), 24 medium (36%) and 17 large (25%). Since 2011 the number of operating CHCs has increased by 60%, reaching 55% of the target planned CHCs (n. = 122). There is, on average, one running CHC per 66.524 inhabitants. 16% of total general practitioners (GPs) and 8.4% of total family paediatricians working in Emilia-Romagna have their practice in CHCs. CHCs offer primary and specialist integrated care, prevention services, health education and social care.DISCUSSION: Although preliminary results suggest CHCs have fostered primary care's quality and efficiency, more research is needed to assess their impact on improving clinical, social and economic outcomes.
The implementation of a Community Health Centre-based primary care model in Italy. The experience of the Case della Salute in the Emilia-Romagna Region / Odone, Anna; Saccani, Elisa; Chiesa, Valentina; Brambilla, Antonio; Brianti, Ettore; Fabi, Massimo; Curcetti, Clara; Donatini, Andrea; Balestrino, Antonio; Lombardi, Marco; Rossi, Giuseppina; Saccenti, Elena; Signorelli, Carlo. - In: ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ. - ISSN 0021-2571. - 52:1(2016), pp. 70-77. [10.4415/ANN_16_01_13]
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