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New Healthcare Professional Roles in Europe: a Survey of Patients’ Experiences and Views in Nine Countries

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of Patients’ Experiences and Views in Nine Countries
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journal RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI
issue RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2018 - 2
title New Healthcare Professional Roles in Europe: a Survey of Patients’ Experiences and Views in Nine Countries
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publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 10-2018
doi 10.26350/000518_000012
issn 0035-676X (print) | 1827-7918 (digital)
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Background/aim: Expenditure on the workforce is the largest single item of cost in European healthcare systems. In order to meet increasing demand and to comply with budgetary constraints, many countries are using the wider healthcare team to deliver roles previously the preserve of the physician. This could affect the perceived quality of care, health outcomes, waiting times and patient satisfaction. As part of a large program of work to explore the costs and effects of this approach, the aim of this paper is to describe patients’ experiences of and satisfaction with the care they received in nine different European countries (Czech Republic, England, Germany, Italy, Netherland’s, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Turkey).

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Healthcare delivery models, Patients’ satisfaction, New professional roles.

Authors biography

Matteo Ruggeri, Department of Economic Policy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. Postgraduate school in health economics and management, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Email: matteo.ruggeri@unicatt.it.
Vito Moramarco, Department of Economic Policy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. Email: vito.moramarco@unicatt.it.
Christine M. Bond, The University of Aberdeen, Abardeen, Scotland. Email: c.m.bond@abdn.ac.uk.