Inchiesta conoscitiva sulla gestione della nutrizione parenterale ed enterale a domicilio

Translated title of the contribution: A survey of home artificial nutrition (HAN) in Italy

L. Cozzaglio, F. Bozzetti, L. Gianotti, C. Salis

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Aim of the study: national survey of home artificial nutrition (HAN) concerning the kind ofservice: public, private and others. Materials and methods: we sent a questionnaire to the italian health units asking the availability of HAN service. A second questionnaire was sent to private societies asking the kind and the cost of HAN service. Results: 74 out 284 health units coming from 14 italian regions filled the questionaire. Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) was performed in 58 health units, directly in 70%, by a private society in 19% or by other health units in 9%, and in others ways in 1%. Home enteral nutrition (HEN) was performed in 67 health units, directly in 78%, by a private society in 12% or by other health units in 7%, and in other ways in 3%. Two private societies performed HPN at the cost of 100.-300,000 lire/day while 5 private societies performed HEN at the cost of 8.-60,000 lire/day. Conclusions: this study reports the different organizzations of HAN among italian health units, and characteristics ofprivate HAN service.

Translated title of the contributionA survey of home artificial nutrition (HAN) in Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)100-106
Number of pages7
JournalRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Anatomy
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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