Chronic diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Heath failure and
infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS require a different approach for the
treatment and follow-up of patients. They also require a different, specific activity data
collection that takes into account the continuity of care and other peculiar characteristic of
each disease. For these reasons the services provided to these categories of patients are
In 2016 a total of 4,991 visits were conducted in the Chronic Diseases Clinic, with an average of 416 visits per month, 20 per working day.
The Clinic deals with patients affected from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Heart failure, Chronic Liver and Kidney diseases.
The figure provides an outline of the number of consultations over the last 3 years.
Admissions related to Chronic Diseases were 712. Table V reports the single major diagnosis, but in many cases patients presented more than one chronic conditions. Cardiovascular diseases (stroke, heart diseases, and hypertension), represent the major causes of admissions (together they make up 43% of these type of admissions). In 2016 there was a major increment of admissions for Diabetes Mellitus and kidney diseases, while a further reduction of admission for stroke.