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The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRP) is a plan approved in 2021 to relaunch the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic and provides for an investment and reform package divided into six Missions, including Health. The recent pandemic has clearly demonstrated how the Hospital/Territory axis has not been able to withstand the impact of an event such as the COVID pandemic. With a view to an overall improvement of the system, the PNRR gives us the opportunity to intervene by completely redesigning the territorial health and the goal is to compensate for the current territorial care inequalities and bridge the distance between the traditional places of care and the daily life of the patient, strengthening the health and social health network in the territory with better primary care services.
In this context, Home Radiology, a branch of radiology, is inserted, which deals with all procedures aimed at performing traditional radiographic examinations at the home of the non-ambulatory and / or non-transportable patient on the basis of clinical evaluations.
To validate the activity of Home Radiology, in this experimental study, radiographic examinations performed
at home were compared with radiographic examinations performed in the hospital with the aim of highlighting that
this method is desirable and mature to be spread and used in the Territory.
Through a blind analysis by some hospital Radiologists, in fact, it is shown that the examinations performed at the
patient’s home are, practically, superimposable to those performed in an outpatient setting.
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