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  1. Content Article
    Italian law No. 24/2017 focused on patient safety and medical liability in the Italian National Health Service. The law required the establishment of healthcare risk management and patient safety centres in all Italian regions and the appointment of a Clinical Risk Manager (CRM) in all Italian public and private healthcare facilities. Through a survey, this study in Healthcare looks at the law's implementation since it was passed five years ago. The results demonstrate that it has not yet been fully implemented, revealing: a lack of adequate permanent staff in all the Regional Centres, with two employees on average per Centre. few meetings were held with the Regional Healthcare System decision-makers with less than four meetings per year. This reduces the capacity to carry out functions. the role of the CRMs is weak in most healthcare facilities, with over 20% of CRMs have other roles in the same organisation. some important tasks have reduced application, e.g., assessment of the inappropriateness risk (reported only by 35.3% of CRM) and use of patient safety indicators for monitoring hospitals (20.6% of CRM). the function of the Regional Centres during the Covid-19 pandemic was limited despite the CRMs being very committed. the CRMs' units undertake limited research and have reduced collaboration with citizen associations. Despite most of the CRMs believing that the law has had an important role in improving patient safety, 70% of them identified clinicians’ resistance to change and lack of funding dedicated to implementing the law as the main barriers to the management of risk.
  2. News Article
    Italy will carry out an inquiry into its handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a move hailed as “a great victory” by the relatives of people killed by the virus but criticised by those who were in power at the time. Italy was the first western country to report an outbreak and has the second highest Covid-related death toll to date in Europe, at more than 196,000. Only the UK’s death toll is higher. The creation of a commission to examine “the government’s actions and the measures adopted by it to prevent and address the Covid-19 epidemiological emergency” was approved by the lower house of parliament after passing in the senate. Consuelo Locati, a lawyer representing hundreds of families who brought legal proceedings against former leaders, said: “The families were the first to ask for a commission and so for us this is a great victory. The commission is important because it has the task, at least on paper, to analyse what went wrong and the errors committed so as not to repeat the massacre we all suffered.” Read full story Source: The Guardian, 15 February 2024
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    This article in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics discusses existing knowledge about paediatric Long Covid and looks at how to identify and manage Long Covid in children. The authors recommend three-month primary care follow up for all children who have had Covid-19, to determine whether each child is experiencing ongoing effects after the acute phase of the virus. They highlight the need for relevant medical investigations when symptoms remain to give the best chance of successful recovery, and recommend that psychological support be offered to children where appropriate.
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    Healthcare workers have had the longest and most direct exposure to COVID-19 and consequently may suffer from poor mental health. Quintana-Domeque et al. conducted one of the first repeated multi-country analysis of the mental wellbeing of medical doctors at two timepoints during the COVID-19 pandemic to understand the prevalence of anxiety and depression, as well as associated risk factors. Rates of anxiety and depression were highest in Italy (24.6% and 20.1%, June 2020), second highest in Catalonia (15.9% and 17.4%, June 2020), and lowest in the UK (11.7% and 13.7%, June 2020). Across all countries, higher risk of anxiety and depression symptoms were found among women, individuals below 60 years old, those feeling vulnerable/exposed at work, and those reporting normal/below-normal health.
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    This review in the World Journal of Nephrology assesses the value of clinical audit in nephrology settings. It looks at areas where the use of clinical audit has been effective, such as hypertension and mineral metabolism control in haemodialysis patients. The authors suggest ways to make the process effective and recommend that clinical audit is used more widely within the field of nephrology.
  6. Content Article
    The Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Centre (GRC) is a clinical governance structure instituted in 2003 by the Italian Tuscan regional council. GRC builds on the expertise and vision of the former Ergonomics and Human Factors Research Centre in Healthcare (CRE), founded in 2000 as a joint endeavor of the Florence Heathcare Trust, the University of Florence and Siena. The GRC now enrolls professionals of different disciplines (public health, clinical risk management, industrial design, human factors, organisation studies, communication science, law, psicology, international relations). It promotes the safety culture through the active and cross disciplinary learning from adverse events and errors. The GRC aims to construct a shared vision for safety through the sharing of experiences and the development of collaborative projects for patient safety.
  7. News Article
    The COVID-19 crisis triggered high levels of anxiety and depression among doctors in the UK, Italy and Spain, a new study has found The research of 5,000 survey responses, across the three countries, found Italian doctors were most likely to have suffered during the crisis last year. The study, published in PLOS ONE, measured the mental wellbeing of doctors in Catalonia (Spain), Italy and the UK during June, November and December 2020. It found that around one in four medical doctors in Italy had experienced symptoms of anxiety in June and December 2020, with around one in five reporting symptoms of depression over the same period. In Catalonia around 16% of doctors reported anxiety and around 17% experienced depression. In the UK around 12% of doctors reported anxiety and around 14% had symptoms of depression. The study is among the first cross-country analysis of mental wellbeing among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the first to focus on medical doctors. Across all countries, female doctors and doctors under 60 were more likely to have anxiety or depression. Professor Quintana-Domeque, professor of economics at the University of Exeter Business School, who carried out the study said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has been classified as a traumatic event, with healthcare workers arguably having the most direct and longest exposure to this disease." “The results of this study suggest that institutional support for healthcare workers, and in particular doctors, is important in protecting and promoting their mental health in the current and in future pandemics.” Read full story Source: The Independent, 3 November 2021
  8. Content Article
    European Union Directive 2010/32/EU legally enforces a set of strategies aimed at preventing sharps injuries and determining the risk of bloodborne infections and psychological distress in healthcare workers. This article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health looks at the results of a national survey conducted in Italy in 2017 and repeated in 2021 to evaluate the progress of the Directive's implementation. The authors assessed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on implementation.
  9. Content Article
    This chapter from the 'Textbook of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management' reviews the most common adverse events that happen in a psychiatric unit and the safety measures that are needed to decrease the risk of errors and adverse events. It also highlights the role of staff members and patients in preventing or causing the error.
  10. Content Article
    For some time now I've been looking to find out more about mental health services in Trieste, Italy. Then I met Vincenzo Passante Spaccapietra, co-host of the Place of Safety? podcast series. This has enabled me to learn more about the closure of the mental institutions in Trieste, Italy, and the work of Franco Basaglia.  I was keen to find out what really took place, what this really means in practice and how we can adopt this model in the UK. We were delighted to have become involved and to have recorded a couple of podcasts. I recommend this resource to everyone interested in safe, compassionate, patient led mental health care.
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