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Italian ministry reflect evolving role:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The Italian health ministry has changed its name from Ministero della Sanita to Ministero della Salute. The move, part of the ongoing restructuring of the government, reflects the ministry's evolving role. Salute emphasises the health of the citizen, while Sanita has tended to describe the service as a whole. Italy's healthcare restructure is seeing the planning and management of healthcare provision being transferred to the regions. The ministry's new name is said to be better suited to that used by other EU states.

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