Sunday, August 14, 2016

Info about, for or on health care in Italy


Here are some links about, for or on health care in Italy:

  • Health System in Italy – "Despite a so-so reputation and considerable prejudice even on the part of many Italians, Italy is in fact a country where you can expect to find low-cost health care and a good standard of medical assistance. . ." – "Information about Italy" – Source: Italy Travel Escape – "Site dedicated to travelers going to Italy in comfortable way in good quality Hotels and hostels. All about Italy: hotels, history, books, museums, how to get there "
  • Healthcare – "According to the WHO, the Italian health care system is ranked as 2nd best out of 191 countries, in terms of health status, fairness in financial contribution, and responsiveness to people’s expectations of the health care system. This is due to the fact that the Italian health care system is completely nationalised. . ." – "" – "Why Choose Italy | Bureaucracy | Healthcare | Real Estate | Tax Obligations | Partners | Contact Us | News" – Source: Retiring to Italy – "A Guide to Retiring in Italy: All the information you need to plan and prepare for lifestyle changes "
  • Healthcare in Italy – "Italy ranks among the World Health Organization’sfunded. Of course, you don’t have to rely solely on public health facilities. Like many Italians top 10 countries for quality health services (by contrast, the U.S. only holds 37th place, despite being the highest spender). However, although medical facilities are considered to be adequate for any emergencies, some public hospitals are reportedly overcrowded and under-, you can avail of the parallel private medical service—known as the assicurazione sulla salute—that caters for patients covered by private medical insurance. However, in some small towns, particularly in the south, you will only be able to access the public health system—private doctors and hospitals congregate in bigger cities where residents are more likely to have private medical insurance. According to rankings, the best medical care, especially in an emergency situation, is likely to be found in the northern hospitals in cities like Milan and in central Italy near or in Rome. Reportedly, English-speaking doctors are particularly easy to come by in Rome and Milan as well." – "" – "About" – Source: International Living®– "Since 1979" – "Live Better - for Less - Overseas"
  • Healthcare in Italy – "Healthcare spending in Italy accounted for 9.2% of GDP in 2012 (about $3,200 per capita) of which about 77% is public,[1] slightly lower than the average of 9.3% in OECD countries.[2] In 2000 Italy's healthcare system was regarded, by World Health Organization's ranking, as the 2nd best in the world after France,[3] and according to the CIA World factbook, Italy has the world's 14th highest life expectancy.[4] Thanks to its good healthcare system, the life expectancy at birth in Italy was 82.3 years in 2012, which is over two years above the OECD average.[2]" – "About" – Source: Wikipedia – "The Free Encyclopedia" – In multiple languages
  • Italian healthcare: An introduction – "The basic principle of the Italian health system is that health is a the fundamental right of everyone. It is not only the fundamental right of all people, it is also regarded as public interest of the state and is protected with the help of the SSN ( Servicio Sanitaris Nazionale)." – "" – "About us" – Source: Found in the Italy section on Just Landed – "Everything you need to live abroad - connecting expats worldwide" – In multiple languages
  • Italian National Health Service – "Italian healthcare, the Italian national health service, servizio sanitario nazionale, italian hospitals, medical treatment in italy, quality of medical services in italy, health system italy" – Source: UNDERSTANDING ITALY – "Welcome to Understanding Italy. A website about Italy, Italian people, Italian life and all things Italian "
    • Registering for Italian Healthcare – "Registering for healthcare in italy, Italian healthcare, family doctor italy, medical help italy, getting medical treatment, italian health card medical clinic italy, getting ill, prescription drugs italy" 
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  • Compare The United States To Italy – "If Italy were your home instead of The United States you would..." – "COUNTRY COMPARISON" – Source: – "The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person? is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.  Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration. You can also use our visualization tool to help understand the impact of a disaster. The Pakistan Flood and BP Oil Spill are currently featured. Check out the individual pages to gain some perspective on these awful tragedies. "
  • Country vs country: Italy and United States compared: Health stats – "" – "About" – Source: NationMaster – "Compare Countries on Just about Anything!" – "NationMaster is where stats come alive! We are a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations."
  • Italian health care system vs. the US health care system – "The Health Care System is a thorny subject in every country of the world: often tied dangerously to the political agendas of its creators, it is known to be one of those matters that could make a government capitulate. In spite of being both wealthy, developed countries, Italy and the US have completely different approaches to health care. Italy has a public-based system, supported by tax income, as well as a flourishing private insurance market, which is often chosen by Italians as a sort of top up to the standard public "mutua". In America, public coverage is limited to Medicare, and the private sector is the major provider of health coverage to citizens. In Italy, citizens and corporations pay around 50% income tax. Income tax is calculated, of course, on citizens' income, but the weight of taxation in the country is among the heaviest in the whole of Europe. Italians are certainly not alone in having to pay so much taxes, but the problem is that, especially in recent years, it seems the quality of the services provided is not as good as it should be, and this is true also for healthcare. Hospitals are often understaffed, waiting lists can be very long, especially if one's condition is not life threatening."  – Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00 – Submitted by Francesca Bezzone – Source: – "is a website that covers multiple aspects of Italian contemporary life and tourism." – "News | Travel | Food & Wines | Culture | Lifestyle | Fashion | Moving to Italy | Learn Italian | Home & Garden | Places"
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  • Source: YouTubeIT – "Language: English • Country: Italy" 
    • Exploring Italy's Health System – "Please enjoy my presentation about Italy's health system" – Published on Dec 8, 2013 – by: loerch13
    • HEALTHCARE IN ITALY – "Italy's national healthcare service is ranked 2nd best in the world, after France, by the WHO (World Health Organization) and 3rd best according to the British Medical Journal. Treatment and hospitalization are completely free of charge for everyone including foreign residents and even illegal aliens. All the hospitals are modern or renovated and patients are accommodated in two-bed rooms with en-suite bathroom, there are no such things as mixed wards. The doctors are the most well trained in the world. Thanks to its excellent healthcare service life expectancy in Italy is the highest in Europe, two years above OECD average." – Published on Aug 22, 2013 – by: TheTrishia
    • Italian Healthcare System – "Course Description: In this course you will review key facts and a general overview of the Italian healthcare system environment. You will see which regulations must be taken into account and which essential factors to consider when approaching this market" – Published on Mar 27, 2015 – by: WMDO
    • ITALY VS USA | HEALTH CARE (IN-DEPTH) – Published on Jul 21, 2016 – by: Tia Taylor – "A W E S O M E L I N K S: "
    • + The US health care system:
      + Why US health care is so expensive:
      + American using British NHS:
      + The Incidental Economist:"
    • T.R. Reid talks about health care systems around the world – "In his new book, ?The Healing of America?, global quest for better, cheaper and fairer health care, longtime Washington Post correspondent and bestselling author T.R. Reid took up that question as he recently traveled around the world to examine the health care systems and reforms in other countries. Reid joined us to shed some light on what Americans can learn by looking beyond our borders. In his new book, ?The Healing of America?, global quest for better, cheaper and fairer health care, longtime Washington Post correspondent and bestselling author T.R. Reid took up that question as he recently traveled around the world to examine the health care systems and reforms in other countries. Reid joined us to shed some light on what Americans can learn by looking beyond our borders." – Uploaded on Sep 15, 2009 – by: KCTS9
    • Why Is U.S. Healthcare So Expensive? – "U.S. health care costs are higher than any other country in the world. So what is it about America's system that makes it so expensive?" – Published on Oct 8, 2015 – by: Seeker Daily
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That's it for Sunday, 14 Augudt 2016: domenica, 14 agosto 2016

Ciao, Ben

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