Sistema informativo distrettuale e salute del bambino: uno studio pilota in Campania
GIUSEPPE CIRILLO1, ELVIRA CACACE2, CARMELA DI MAIO2, TERESA MAGURNO2, MARIA NICA2, GELSOMINA RAGONE2, ROSARIA RETTURA2, GIORGIO TAMBURLINI3
1Associazione Culturale Pediatri - Campania, Napoli 2Distretti: 88 - ASL - Na 5; 50 - ASL - Na 1; 100 - ASL - Sa 2; 96 - ASL - Sa 1; 44 - ASL - Na 1 3Unità di Ricerca sui Servizi Sanitari, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste
DISTRICT INFORMATION SYSTEM AND CHILD HEALTH: A PILOT STUDY IN CAMPANIA
Key words: Child health, Health indicators, Health information system, Health district
A pilot study aimed at evaluating feasibility and usefulness of a child and adolescent health
indicator system at the health district (HD) level was carried out in the Campania region,
Italy. Data were collected in 5 districts on 16 basic indicators, aimed at describing some of
the major health needs and interventions, as well as the demographic and social context.
Most of the relevant information was collected, based on existent data sources; a few indicators
could not be calculated due to the lack of reliable sources; others required ad hoc
surveys. The findings show that this kind of information can be very valuable to identify
health needs and issues related to health interventions, either showing the need for further
analysis or providing direct indications for defining or revising health strategies and interventions.
The development and routine use of basic indicators for child and adolescent
health at district level is essential for the appropriate planning of health interventions.