Francesco della Croce

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BACKGROUND Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for healthcare workers (HCWs) in order to reduce the morbidity associated with influenza in healthcare settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current vaccination status of the HCWs in one of Italy's largest multidisciplinary University Hospitals. METHODS Between February 1 and March 31,(More)
It is well known that immune efficiency is frequently deteriorated in elderly people. The age-diminished antibody response to T-cell dependent antigens, such as influenza virus antigens, may explain the low protection offered by influenza vaccination in the elderly population. To investigate the possibility of increasing the antibody response to influenza(More)
To measure the level of not appropriated hospital use for some DRG's a Lombardia Region AEP version was applied to two units in the Ospedale Maggiore in Milano. The aims of the study was to evaluate the level of appropriateness in Neurology and Dermatology wards for some DRG's which are at risk to be applied in not appropriated way, to study the reasons of(More)
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