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Minerva Forensic Medicine 2021 March;141(1):19-23

DOI: 10.23736/S2784-8922.21.01803-4

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Focus on Social Security and Social Assistance Medicine in Italy: synthetical comparison of the Social Security in European and non-European countries

Michele SAMMICHELI , Marcella SCAGLIONE

Medical Legal Department (CML), Italian Institute of Social Security (INPS), Siena, Italy



The authors, both medical specialists in forensic medicine, address the issue of the social protection of the disease in Italy. Italian Law distinguishes between diseases not caused by work, protected by the Italian Institute of Social Security (INPS), and those (which also include accidents in the workplace) caused by work activities, protected by INAIL, the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work. This Italian no-profit Institute safeguard workers against physical injuries and occupational diseases. The aim of this study was to summarize, in a few pages and easily for the readers, the heterogenous system of disease social protection in Italy and briefly compare the Italian social protection system with that of other European and non-European countries.


KEY WORDS: Social Security; Italy; Insurance

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