Panel Counts

ITALY

Healthcare in Italy is provided to all citizens and residents by a mixed public-private system. The public part is the national health service, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) is organized under the Ministry of Health and is administered on a regional basis, free of charge. Local health authorities within the regions are responsible for organizing and delivering primary healthcare. Secondary and specialist care is delivered through either public hospitals or accredited private providers. GPs and pediatricians have a gatekeeping role and are responsible for referring patients to specialist or further levels of care. Inpatient hospital care is delivered through a network of hospitals, which can be either public or private institutions. These facilities provide both outpatient care and inpatient care.

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP: 9.20

WHO organizational ranking: 2

Specialty Universe % of Reach
Allergists/Immunologists 1,673 21%
Anesthesiologists 10,070 27%
Cardiologists 13,974 14%
Critical Care/Intensive Care N/A N/A
Dermatologists 4,664 28%
Emergency Medicine N/A N/A
Endocrinologists/Diabetologists 6,174 20%
ENT 3,800 14%
Gastroenterologists 6,242 18%
General Surgeons 13,314 19%
General/Family Practitioners 57,554 11%
Geriatricians N/A N/A
Hematologists/Hematology-Oncologists 4,152 26%
Infectious Diseases 2,710 13%
Specialty Universe % of Reach
Internal Medicine 8,910 24%
Nephrologists 2,869 22%
Neurologists 6,518 20%
Nurses 5,200 14%
OB/GYNs 12,804 11%
Oncologists 3,764 41%
Ophthalmologists 6,038 13%
Orthopaedists 7,230 14%
Pediatricians 18,902 9%
Pharmacists N/A N/A
Psychiatrists 7,418 11%
Pulmonologists 6,548 12%
Radiologists 2,488 19%
Rheumatologists 1,837 40%
Urologists 3,829 16%