Table 6

Description of the indicators
Indicator Description
Hospitalization rate per 1,000 inhabitants Number of admissions to public and private hospitals per 1,000 LHA inhabitants in 2007. Data have been weighted for inhabitants’ age and sex. They have been also validated by the Regions.
Inappropriate access to Emergency Services per 1,000 inhabitants White code access to Emergency Services per 1,000 LHA inhabitants in 2007. Data have been weighted for inhabitants’ age and sex.
Inappropriate hospital admissions (51 DRGs) per 1,000 inhabitants Overall number of admissions to public and private hospitals for a list of 51 Diagnosis Related Groups listed by the Italian Ministry of Health as at high risk of inappropriateness, for 1,000 LHA inhabitants in 2007. Data have been weighted for inhabitants’ age and sex.
Access to mother and child structures per 1,000 inhabitants Overall number of registered accesses to clinics or other structures devoted to mother and child health managed by LHAs for 1,000 non-weighted LHA inhabitants in 2007.
Access to mental health structures per 1,000 inhabitants Overall number of registered accesses to mental health structures managed by LHAs for 1,000 non-weighted LHA inhabitants in 2007.
Home care visits per 1,000 inhabitants Overall number of home visits provided by LHA PCC services or by private providers financed by LHA for 1,000 non-weighted LHA inhabitants in 2007.

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Longo et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:393   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-393

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