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Group versus single handed primary care: A performance evaluation of the care delivered to chronic patients by Italian GPs

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  • Visca, Modesta
  • Donatini, Andrea
  • Gini, Rosa
  • Federico, Bruno
  • Damiani, Gianfranco
  • Francesconi, Paolo
  • Grilli, Leonardo
  • Rampichini, Carla
  • Lapini, Gabriele
  • Zocchetti, Carlo
  • Di Stanislao, Francesco
  • Brambilla, Antonio
  • Moirano, Fulvio
  • Bellentani, Donata

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In family medicine contrasting evidence exists on the effectiveness of team practice compared with solo practice on chronic disease management. In Italy, several experiences of team practice have been introduced since the late 1990s but few studies detail their impact on the quality of care.

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  • Visca, Modesta & Donatini, Andrea & Gini, Rosa & Federico, Bruno & Damiani, Gianfranco & Francesconi, Paolo & Grilli, Leonardo & Rampichini, Carla & Lapini, Gabriele & Zocchetti, Carlo & Di Stanislao,, 2013. "Group versus single handed primary care: A performance evaluation of the care delivered to chronic patients by Italian GPs," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 188-198.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:113:y:2013:i:1:p:188-198 DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.05.016
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    1. Livio Garattini & Alessandro Curto & Nick Freemantle, 2016. "Access to primary care in Italy: time for a shake-up?," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 17(2), pages 113-116, March.
    2. Buja, Alessandra & Toffanin, Roberto & Rigon, Stefano & Sandonà, Paolo & Carraro, Daniela & Damiani, Gianfranco & Baldo, Vincenzo, 2015. "Out-of-hours primary care services: Demands and patient referral patterns in a Veneto region (Italy) Local Health Authority," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 119(4), pages 437-446.
    3. Sara Barsanti & Manila Bonciani & Federico Vola & Luca Pirisi, 2016. "Innovatori, indecisi, bisognosi o autonomi. I medici di medicina generale tra integrazione e accountability," MECOSAN. Menagement e economia sanitaria, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2016(98), pages 9-39.
    4. Ugolini, Cristina & Lippi Bruni, Matteo & Mammi, Irene & Donatini, Andrea & Fiorentini, Gianluca, 2016. "Dealing with minor illnesses: The link between primary care characteristics and Walk-in Centres’ attendances," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(1), pages 72-80.

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