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What are medical services in Italy like?

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When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Italy, they replied...

"In Italy, medical services are generally of a high standard. The country has a well-developed healthcare system, with a wide range of public and private hospitals and clinics providing quality care. Italy also has a strong tradition of medical research and innovation, with many leading universities and research institutes dedicated to advancing medical knowledge. Additionally, Italy has a well-trained and experienced medical workforce, with a high concentration of doctors and nurses," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Italy.

"Health care is a benefit to tax residents. The quality of care for public health ranges wildly depending on where you live. It is also difficult to get an appointment with a specialist. My sister is waiting 6 mos. to see a neurologist- and she lives in Tuscany. Also keep in mind that if you are hospitalized there are no aides. The assumption is that a family member will be there to wash/groom/dress you. Or feed you, if necessary. You are also responsible for bringing provisions like water and linens with you. If you don’t have family/friends to assist you, you must hire private care. Let’s face it, when it comes to health care, no country is a panacea," commented one expat who made the move to Palermo Sicily, Italy.

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