The present regulations on home artificial nutrition (HAN) in Italy resemble leopard spots, with remarkable differences even in its organization. At present time, in 10% of our country (Piemonte, Veneto, and Molise) there is a specific regional law for HAN, in 65% there are general regional resolutions (Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Puglia, Toscana, Trentino Alto Adige, Umbria, and Val d'Aosta), and more than 25% of the country (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Sardegna, and Sicilia) lacks efficient prescriptive instruments, which are necessary to appropriately start a HAN treatment with promptness. A difference in procedures can be found also within the same region. A significant problem is represented in general by a lack of a clinical-institutional point of reference assuming responsibility for the treatment. The-sum of these aspects inevitably leads to protracted hospitalization with an increase in national health care costs, and most notably the worsening of the patient's quality of life and that of his family. HAN, owing to the possibility of treating at home, clinically stable patients who would need to be hospitalized only for nutritional treatment, allows us to avoid a prolonged hospitalization, makes the patient's total family, social, and working reintegration easier and considerably reduces health care costs. After Decreto Delegate of 3 June 2003, a development committee was set up at the Direzione generale della valutazione dei Medicinali e della Farmacovigilanza of the Department of Health for formulation of the present document on HAN. Subsequently, the Agenziaper i Servizi Sanitari Regionali was entrusted by the Department of Health to formulate the clinical and organizational guidelines for HAN in order to include them in the "Manuale della Buona Pratica Clinica" (Manual of Good Clinical Practice) and to use them to promote a more homogeneous realization of HAN in the Italian Regions. The development committee, comprising specialists appointed by the Regions, decided on the elaboration of the present recommendations handbook. Now, in light of our work so far and being aware of the necessity for further efforts, we believe that this document can be presented in the relevant institutions to help toward reaching the declared targets in real terms and to represent a point of reference and a clinical and organizational direction for nutritional staff in the field.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Rusticali, B., Gili, L., Addis, A., Ateneo, M.B., Contaldo, F., De Lorenzo, A., et al. (2008). Home artificial nutrition: national guidelines of reference. NUTRITIONAL THERAPY & METABOLISM, 26(1), 1-14.|
|IF:||Senza Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Titolo:||Home artificial nutrition: national guidelines of reference|
|Autori interni:||DE LORENZO, ANTONINO|
|Autori:||Rusticali, B; Gili, L; Addis, A; Ateneo, MB; Contaldo, F; De Lorenzo, A; Faraguna, D; Ghirardini, A; Giannoni, A; Gualano, C; Guglielmi, FW; Maraglino, FP; Miselli, V; Muscaritoli, M; Nebiolo, PE; Paccagnella, A; Palmo, A; Past, S; Pedrolli, C; Pezza, M; Pisanti, P; Sandri, G|
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