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Associative Journal of Health Sciences

Focus on Social Security and Social Assistance Medicine in Italy

  • Open or CloseMichele Sammicheli* and Marcella Scaglione

    Medical Legal Dept. (CML) of the Italian Institute of Social Security (INPS), Siena, Italy

    *Corresponding author: Michele Sammicheli, Medical Legal Dept (CML) of the Italian Institute of Social Security (INPS), Lippo Memmi street n, Siena, Italy

Submission: December 12, 2020;Published: February 25, 2021

Abstract

In Italy, social protection against diseases or accidents is different according to their genesis: the so-called common diseases, not referable to work or war and diseases or accidents related to work activities. The provisions for the protection of the non-work-related illnesses are distinguished by Social Assistance and Social Security. Social Assistance is the set of interventions providing in favor of persons in need and who are not protected by the social security. The provision of assistance, both inherent in the health and economic context, is based on the tax levied on all citizens and addresses various categories, such as unemployed persons, minors and the elderly, indigent people.

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