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The growth and composition of primary and community-based care services. Metrics and evidence from the Italian National Health Service

Francesco Longo12, Domenico Salvatore34 and Stefano Tasselli25*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy

2 CERGAS (Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management), Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy

3 Department of Management, Università ‘Parthenope’, Naples, Italy

4 Fondazione SDN, Naples, Italy

5 Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:393  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-393

Published: 13 November 2012

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Appendix 1 the analytical data of costs and activities collected within the 13 LHAs (2007 data). Appendix 2 the criteria used to weight the inhabitants’ consumption of outpatient visits to specialists and examinations, pharmaceuticals, and hospital admissions, based on age and sex.

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