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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Protocols

In Italy, guidelines for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Protocols (DTP) designed to optimise care and ensure its continuity, are drawn up by the National Guidelines Programme as stipulated by the National Health Plan of 1998-2000 and Legislative Decree No. 229 of 1999.

Problems related to DTP were examined in the Report on the Italian Health Service 2007-2008 Relazione sullo Stato Sanitario del Paese 2007-2008.

The Report recommends the adoption of DTP guidelines to ensure the most efficient and effective use of available resources, improve the appropriateness of treatments, and ensure continuity of care.

Specific objectives are to:

  • Produce information to guide decision making by clinicians and other health professionals, so as to improve the appropriateness of treatments, ensure the continuity of care and ensure the most efficient and effective use of available resources
  • Efficiently disseminate that information
  • Monitor the implementation of recommendations and promote conditions facilitating implementation
  • Assess impact of adoption
  • Develop ways of disseminating guidelines to other health professionals in the area served by Besta.
  • Improve the exchange of clinical information between hospitals and GPs using modern information technology, so as to render patient referrals and discharges more efficient (ensuring continuity of care), to promote the use of uniform DTPs.

DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROTOCOLS IN FORCE AT BESTA

• AUTOIMMUNE MYASTHENIA
Neurology IV. Neuro-immunology and Neuromuscular Diseases Operating Unit
Contacts: Renato Mantegazza, Carlo Antozzi
Tel: +39 02 2394 2282 / 2255; E-mail: neurologia4@istituto-besta.it

• PROGRESSIVE MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY IN PATIENTS CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Diagnostic Neurophysiology and Epileptology Operating Unit
Contacts: Silvana Franceschetti, Laura Canafoglia
Tel: +39 02 2394 2253

• PERSISTENT CHRONIC CLUSTER HEADACHE
Neurology III. Headache Operating Unit
Contacts: Gennaro Bussone, Massimo Leone
Tel: +39 02 2394.2366; E-mail: bussone@istituto-besta.it

• CHRONIC DAILY HEADACHE WITH ANALGESIC OVERUSE
Neurology III. Headache Operating Unit
Contacts: Gennaro Bussone, Domenico D’Amico
Tel: +39 02 2394 2366; E-mail: bussone@istituto-besta.it

• CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE
Clinical Department of Central and Peripheral Neuropathies
Contact: Davide Pareyson
Tel: +39 02 2394 3001; E-mail: dpareys@istituto-besta.it

• HIGH GRADE (WHO GRADE III OR IV) GLIOMAS
Neurology II Neuro-oncology Operating Unit
Contacts: Andrea Salmaggi, Antonio Silvani
Tel: +39 02 23942440; E-mail: neuroncologia@istituto-besta.it

Molecular Neuro-oncology Operating Unit
Contacts: Gaetano Finocchiaro, Marica Eoli
Tel: +39 02 2394 2285 / 2155; E-mail: finocchiaro@istituto-besta.it

Useful contact

Neuroepidemiology
Graziella Filippini – DTP Coordinator

Tel: + 39 02 2394 2381
E-mail: gfilippini@istituto-besta.it

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