Emilia-Romagna and Lazio
Two of the three EPICE regions are included in the SHIPS project in Italy: Emilia-Romagna and Lazio. Both have on-going data collection on all newborns below 32 weeks of gestational age, or below a birth weight of 1500 g. The Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital (OPBG) is responsible for the data collection in both Lazio and Emilia-Romagna.
The Clinical Care and Management Innovation Research Area at OPBG carries out research in perinatal epidemiology and follow-up of high risk infants; quality of life in patients with chronic conditions; evaluation of health care; clinical and research ethics. It also carries out qualitative research related to health care practices and quality of life.
Contact persons in Italy: Marina Cuttini (OPBG)