Natural disasters, such as the earthquake that occurred in the province of L'Aquila in central Italy, in 2009, generally increase the demand for healthcare. A survey was conducted to assess perception of health status an d use of health services in a sample of L'Aquila's resident population, five years after the event, and in a comparison population consisting of a sample of the resident population of Avezzano, a town in the same region, not affected by the earthquake. No differences were found in perception of health status between the two populations. Both groups reported difficulties in accessing specialized healthcare and rehabilitation services.

[Health status and access to health services by the population of L'Aquila (Abruzzo Region, Italy) six years after the earthquake]

ALTOBELLI, EMMA;VITTORINI, PIERPAOLO;LEUTER, CINZIA;BIANCHINI, VALERIA;ANGELONE, ANNA MARIA;ALOISIO, FEDERICA;COFINI, VINCENZA;ZAZZARA, FRANCESCA;DI ORIO, Ferdinando
2016

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Natural disasters, such as the earthquake that occurred in the province of L'Aquila in central Italy, in 2009, generally increase the demand for healthcare. A survey was conducted to assess perception of health status an d use of health services in a sample of L'Aquila's resident population, five years after the event, and in a comparison population consisting of a sample of the resident population of Avezzano, a town in the same region, not affected by the earthquake. No differences were found in perception of health status between the two populations. Both groups reported difficulties in accessing specialized healthcare and rehabilitation services.
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