Giampietro Callegaro

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this research was to characterize hospitalizations associated with discharges against medical advice (DAMA) in a large, population-based data system. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study on 11 436 500 hospital admissions. The hospital discharge records for residents of the Veneto region (north-east Italy)(More)
The aim of this study was to ascertain the variability and 9-year trends in the use of laparoscopic surgery for appendicitis using data from a large administrative database, to compare the effectiveness and efficiency of laparoscopic (LA) and open appendectomy, and to ascertain whether different choices of surgical approach stem from evidence-based(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare length of stay, as one of the efficacy indicators, and effectiveness, in terms of operative complications and mortality, between laparoscopic (LC) and open cholecystectomy, and to verify the 10-year temporal trends in the application of the LC technique in a large regional population. This was a retrospective cohort(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluates the epidemiological impact of RVGE hospitalisation in the Veneto Region during the period spanning from 2000-2007 along with the associated costs. The analysis was conducted in an area where rotavirus vaccination is not included into immunization programmes and is an attempt to assess the potential benefits of such(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, there has been a marked increase in the number of inguinal and femoral hernia repairs performed as day surgery procedures. This study aimed to outline the epidemiology of the procedures for repairing unilateral inguinal and femoral hernia in the Veneto Region, and to analyze the time trends and organizational appropriateness of these(More)
Gastrointestinal bleeding (GB) is still a common medical emergency and an important cause of morbidity and mortality. There is clear evidence that early endoscopic intervention is effective in reducing mortality, length of stay and surgery procedures utilization in high-risk patients. In the last decades advances in medical practice and in endoscopic(More)
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