The “health clinic” is tested in Margarita –

In addition to the home services currently offered, an innovative health point was born in Margarita, in the residential structure F.lli Giubergia, where the clinics of general practitioners in the area and the “health clinic” are integrated, for the care load of chronic pathologies.

The active role is that of the family and community nurse who deals with continuous monitoring, therapeutic education and lifestyle, integration of necessary interventions on a case-by-case basis.

In chronic diseases, the person becomes the active protagonist of the care processes and, with the support of qualified health personnel, it is possible to help the patient and his family members to acquire skills and confidence. in the management of the disease itself.

Access to the clinic is subject to the request of the general practitioner and to the reservation to be made according to the defined methods.

Clinics are scheduled to open for Saturday 30 April, at 10 the premises of the RSA “F.lli Giubergia” structure.

The new models of social protection that are proposed at national and regional level increasingly converge towards the objective of gradually developing a model of territorial organization of care.

According to this model, the hospital can no longer be the central reference point of the system and the only place dedicated to the provision of support services. At the same time, the basic response of the health system is moved to a level closer to the citizen and the local community, with the possibility of accessing them throughout the day, and, from a quantitative and qualitative, the offer of first-level health responses, within the framework of predefined diagnostic-therapeutic pathways, based on the interrelationship between local medicine and specialized medicine.

It is estimated that one in four elderly people is affected by one or more chronic diseases, the “new epidemics” which cause more than 50% of frequent hospitalizations each year and absorb around 80% of health expenditure. To reduce access to emergencies, inappropriate hospitalizations and improve quality of life, a paradigm shift in care is needed.

The territory and the home are the privileged places of care, while hospitals are responsible for emergencies and high specialization. Chronic diseases concern all age groups, but special attention must be paid to the frail and elderly. The integration between general practitioners, pediatricians of free choice, medical specialists, home nurses and community family nurses is fundamental for these aspects.

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