Benedetto Manuti

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OBJECTIVES To adapt the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders Quality Indicators (ACOVE QIs) for use in Italy, to assess the adherence to these indicators as reported in the medical records of residents in a nursing home (NH), to compare this adherence for general medical and geriatric conditions, and eventually, to identify the relationships between(More)
BACKGROUND The primary aim of this study was to measure HRQOL of primary care patients in one of the poorest areas of Italy, using SF-12, whereas the secondary aim was to identify subgroups of this population, according to socio-demographics, clinical characteristics, behavioural risk factors, and health services utilization, that manifest poorer HRQOL.(More)
BACKGROUND It is assumed that providing clinical preventive services to patients can identify or detect early important causes of adult mortality. The aim of this study was to quantify access to preventive services in Southern Italy and to assess whether and how the provision of preventive care was influenced by any specific characteristics of patients. (More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this study is to explore primary care physicians' (PCPs') knowledge, attitudes and self-reported activities provided to patients for smoking cessation. The secondary purpose is to identify the relationships between physician-related characteristics and knowledge, attitudes and self-reported activities for smoking cessation.(More)
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