Virginia Recchia

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BACKGROUND Inappropriate ionising medical imaging has been escalating in the last decades. This trend leads to potential damage to health and has been associated to bioethical and legal issues of patient autonomy. METHODS While the doctrine underlines the importance of using informed consent to improve patient autonomy and physician-patient communication,(More)
The key word patient engagement is worldwide becoming a " must do " for academics, industries and policy makers in the healthcare arena. The academic and managerial " buzz " on patient engagement is growing at a dizzying pace. In 2015, 665,300 new web indices were found on with the key words " patient engagement, " including 1,230 news pages and(More)
We thank Prof. Vock for his noteworthy and constructive commentary [1]. This gives us the opportunity to briefly provide additional observations to elaborate this topic further. We agree with Prof. Vock that our theoretical approach [2] may not be applied in a non-invasive and low-dose medical imaging. Nevertheless, this makes the innovation that we are(More)
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