[PHP130] Italian Healthcare Expenditure Trends From 2002 To 2013
2015 Value in Health
D’Ausilio, A. | Daniel, F. | Aiello, A. | Toumi, M. |
Italy has a tax-funded National Health System (NHS) that guarantees universal provision of comprehensive care. The central government provides policy and planning framework, defines the Essential Levels of Care and guarantees financial sustainability, while the regions are responsible for healthcare delivery and are liable for any budget deficit. Since 2005, cost-containment and prescription appropriateness policies were developed in order to make regions more responsible on healthcare expenditure.