Davide Golinelli

Davide Golinelli
University of Bologna | UNIBO · Department of Biomedical Science and Neuromotor Sciences DIBINEM

Doctor of Medicine
Health Services Researcher

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Introduction
I currently work at the University of Bologna. Health Services Research, Public Health, and Science Policy are my main research fields. I am interested in evaluating the impact of innovative technologies and services on patients' health and healthcare systems. I also own two patents for medical devices and funded a start-up company. I am committed to preserve science ethics and integrity.
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - February 2020
University of Bologna
Position
  • Medical Doctor
Education
February 2017 - February 2019
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
February 2015 - January 2017
Università degli Studi di Siena
Field of study
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
September 2005 - July 2012
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Medicine and Surgery

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Publications (99)
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Background: The sustainability of healthcare systems is a topic of major interest. During periods of economic instability, policy makers typically reallocate resources and execute linear cuts in different areas of public spending, including healthcare. Objectives: The aim of this paper was to examine whether and how per capita public healthcare...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is favoring digital transitions in many industries and in society as a whole. Health care organizations have responded to the first phase of the pandemic by rapidly adopting digital solutions and advanced technology tools. Objective: The aim of this review is to describe the digital solutions that have been report...
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Background Evidence is lacking about the impact of subsequent COVID-19 pandemic waves on Emergency Departments (ED). We analyzed the differences in patterns of ED visits in Italy during the two pandemic waves, focusing on changes in accesses for acute and chronic diseases. Methods We conducted a retrospective study using data from a metropolitan a...
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This cross-sectional study examines the difference between COVID-19 confirmed mortality and excess mortality in 67 countries.
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare services organization to adjust to mutating healthcare needs. Not exhaustive data are available on the consequences of this on non-COVID-19 patients. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the pandemic on non-COVID-19 patients living in a one-million inhabitants' area in Northern Italy (Bologna Met...
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A supply chain (SC) is a network of interests, information, and materials involved in processes that produce value for customers. The implementation of blockchain technology in SC management in healthcare has had results. This review aims to summarize how blockchain technology has been used to address SC challenges in healthcare, specifically for d...
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In 2020 COVID-19 led to an unprecedented stream of papers being submitted to journals. Scientists and physicians all around the globe were in need for information about this new disease. In this climate, many articles were accepted after extremely fast peer-reviews to provide the scientific community with the latest discoveries and knowledge. Unfor...
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Background Reducing the burden of death due to infection is an urgent global public health priority. Previous studies have estimated the number of deaths associated with drug-resistant infections and sepsis and found that infections remain a leading cause of death globally. Understanding the global burden of common bacterial pathogens (both suscept...
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Aim People may differ in their vaccine-related beliefs (i.e. efficacy, safety, purpose), with a host of factors influencing these differences. This can produce homogeneous groups of individuals who share certain beliefs, attitudes and opinions not only towards vaccines but science and medicine in general. This study aims to characterise distinct su...
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Background Research shows that vaccine-related beliefs (i.e., about efficacy, safety, purpose) may reflect a host of within-person and contextual factors yielding homogeneous subgroups of individuals. This study aims to characterize distinct subgroups of people and identify ideal targets for tailored public health interventions to increase vaccine...
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Background Although investigating the patterns of COVID-19 excess mortality (EM) is relevant, understanding the effects of the pandemic on cause-specific mortality is even crucial and should also be assessed, as this metric allows for a more detailed analysis of the true impact of the pandemic. The aim of this systematic literature review is to est...
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Background Plenty of literature reported the applicability and usefulness of telemedicine and teleassistance (TMTA) services in the management of diabetes and other chronic conditions. Specifically, TMTA proved to be effective for conditions that require radical lifestyle modifications, tailored pharmacological interventions, and periodic monitorin...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of rapidly updating scientific information. However, the guidelines’ drafting process is highly time- and resource-consuming. The COKE Project aims to accelerate and streamline the extraction and synthesis of scientific evidence. To do so, the Project used deep learning to implement a semi...
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This study aims to investigate the association between gross domestic product (GDP), mortality rate (MR) and current healthcare expenditure (CHE) in 31 high-income countries. We used panel data from 2000 to 2017 collected from WHO and OECD databases. The association between CHE, GDP and MR was investigated through a random-effects model. To control...
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Background: During 2020, COVID-19 had a diversified distribution in Italy, the first nation in Europe to experience the outbreak of the epidemic. This was linked to geographical differences in population density and distribution of healthcare facilities, including Emergency Departments (EDs). This study aims to assess the impact of the pandemic on...
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Background Understanding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cause-specific mortality should be a priority, as this metric allows for a detailed analysis of the true burden of the pandemic. The aim of this systematic literature review is to estimate the impact of the pandemic on different causes of death, providing a quantitative and qualitativ...
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Background Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are an extensively used tool to assess and improve the quality of healthcare services. PROMs can be related to individual demographic and clinical characteristics in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty (HA). The aim of this study is to identify distinct subgroups of patients with unique trajecto...
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Background: Understanding the magnitude of cancer burden attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors is crucial for development of effective prevention and mitigation strategies. We analysed results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2019 to inform cancer control planning efforts globally. Methods:...
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Background: Combating viral hepatitis is part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and WHO has put forth hepatitis B elimination targets in its Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (WHO-GHSS) and Interim Guidance for Country Validation of Viral Hepatitis Elimination (WHO Interim Guidance). We estimated the global, regional, a...
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Aims Couples living with Type 1 diabetes: co-designing interventions to support them. Methods This is a qualitative study comprising two phases. Phase I represents the exploratory phase, consisting of semi-structured interviews with persons with Type 1 diabetes ( N = 16) and partners ( N = 6). In the second phase, co-design principles guided works...
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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of validated and updated scientific information to help policy makers, healthcare professionals, and the public. The speed in disseminating reliable information and the subsequent guidelines and policy implementation are also essential to save as many lives as possible. Trustworthy guidelines should...
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Introduction As COVID-19 roared through the world, governments worldwide enforced containment measures that affected various treatment pathways, including those for hip fractures (HFs). This study aimed to measure process and outcome indicators related to the quality of care provided to non-COVID-19 elderly patients affected by HF in Emilia-Romagna...
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Background: Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, different response measures were taken to contain the spread of the virus. These include a variety of non-pharmaceutical interventions and a mass vaccination campaign. While not definitive, epidemiological measures provide some indication of the impact of such measures on the dynamics o...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review the available evidence about meditation's effects on surgeons. Summary background data: Meditation and Mindfulness are positively associated with better mental health and performance in different types of workers and professionals needing high levels of concentration. Surgery is one o...
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Background In estimating the global burden of cancer, adolescents and young adults with cancer are often overlooked, despite being a distinct subgroup with unique epidemiology, clinical care needs, and societal impact. Comprehensive estimates of the global cancer burden in adolescents and young adults (aged 15–39 years) are lacking. To address this...
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Introduction. As COVID-19 roared through the world, governments worldwide enforced containment measures that affected various treatment pathways, including those for hip fracture (HF). This study aimed to measure process and outcome indicators related to the quality of care provided to non-COVID-19 elderly patients affected by HF in Emilia-Romagna,...
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Background. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are an extensively used tool to assess and improve the quality of healthcare services. PROMs are affected by individual characteristics in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty (HA). The aim of this study is to identify distinct groups of patients with unique score-trajectories using the Latent C...
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Background: Perceived health is largely dependent on multiple socio-demographic and behavioral lifestyles and healthcare related factors. This could be accentuated when gender is taken into account. The aim of this study is to explore gender-related differences in multiple socio-demographic and behavioral lifestyles and healthcare related factors...
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Aim The purpose of this study is to investigate the individual and contextual determinants of the perceived quality (PQ) of the telemedicine and teleassistance (TMTA) services and the willingness to continue (WC) with them among patients with diabetes using TMTA services during the COVID-19 pandemic in one large region of Italy. Methods A structur...
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Background It is of great importance to examine the impact of the healthcare reorganization adopted to confront the COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of care provided to non-COVID-19 patients. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 national lockdown (March 9, 2020) on the quality of care provided to patients with hip fracture...
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Over the last few decades, changes in diagnostic and treatment paradigms have greatly advanced cancer care and improved outcomes [...]
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Background. It is of great importance to examine the impact of the healthcare reorganization adopted to confront the COVID19 pandemic on the quality of care provided by healthcare systems to non COVID 19 patients. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of the COVID19 national lockdown (March 9, 2020) on the quality of care provided to patien...
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Modern healthcare management and clinical practice strongly rely on data and scientific evidence. Digital technologies, tools, and services are core components of Healthcare Management and scientific Research (HMR). Data interoperability, security, privacy, and ease of sharing represent fundamental conditions for guaranteeing quality HMR. Current d...
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The mortality of hip fracture (HF) patients is increased by concomitant COVID-19; however, evidence is limited to only short follow-up. A retrospective matched case–control study was designed with the aim to report the 90-day mortality and determine the hazard ratio (HR) of concomitant HF and COVID-19 infection. Cases were patients hospitalized for...
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Objectives To compare excess mortality (EM) patterns and spatial correlation between the first and second wave of the pandemic in Lombardy, the Italian region that paid an extremely high COVID-19-related mortality toll in March and April 2020. Methods We investigated the patterns and spatial correlation of EM of men aged ≥75 years during the first...
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Many factors affect the healthcare costs and outcomes in patients with hip fracture (HF). Through the construction of a Continuum-Care Episode (CCE), we investigated the costs of CCEs for HF and their determinants. We used data extracted from administrative databases of 5094 consecutive elderly patients hospitalized in 2017 in Emilia Romagna, Italy...
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Mortality due to massive events like the COVID-19 pandemic is underestimated because of several reasons, among which the impossibility to track all positive cases and the inadequacy of coding systems are presumably the most relevant. Therefore, the most affordable method to estimate COVID-19-related mortality is excess mortality (EM). Very often, t...
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The impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on mortality in Italy has been described at the regional level, while less is known about mortality in municipalities, although the spatial distribution of COVID-19 in its first wave has been uneven. We aimed to describe the excess mortality due to COVID-19 from February 23rd to April 30th, 2020 in...
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Objective The aim of this was to assess the short-term impact of the pandemic on non-COVID-19 patients living in a one-million inhabitants area in Northern Italy (Bologna Metropolitan Area-BMA), analyzing time trends of Emergency Department (ED) visits, hospitalizations and mortality. Methods We conducted a retrospective observational study using...
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Background and aim: Testing represents one of the main pillars of public health response to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic. This paper shows how accuracy and utility of testing programs depend not just on the type of tests, but on the context as well. Methods: We describe the testing methods that have been developed and the possible testing strate...
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The data on the spread of COVID-19 highlights that Ferrara and Ravenna have a lower vulnerability to the virus when compared to the other provinces. Ferrara is the most distant from the Via Emilia. Its “peculiarity” might have a geographical/behavioral explanation, due to its isolation from the regional main connection routes, which are still revol...
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Frauds and misconduct have been common in the history of science. Recent events connected to the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted how the risks and consequences of this are no longer acceptable. Two papers, addressing the treatment of COVID-19, have been published in two of the most prestigious medical journals; the authors declared to have analy...
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At present, existing evidence about the association between SARS-CoV-2 infection and ABO blood group polymorphism is preliminary and controversial. In this meta-analysis we investigate this association and determine SARS-CoV-2 positive individuals' odds of having a specific blood group compared to controls. We performed a systematic search on MED-L...
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COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of public, universal and equal access health-care, and reminded us that challenges are always incumbent for health-care systems. Because accessible and universal health-care systems will be critical into the future, it will be crucial to earmark adequate resources, fostering the financing of sectors that...
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Background The recent COVID-19 epidemic is showing how the response of the scientific literature is fundamental in the first days following the onset of a new epidemic. Quantifying which studies have a greatest impact can help researchers and policymakers in controlling the epidemic. The aim of this study is to describe the early scientific product...
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Background The number of hip and knee arthroplasties continues to rise worldwide. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched the PaRIS Initiative for the systematic collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in patients undergoing elective hip and knee arthroplasty. The Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute (IOR) was...
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Background Governing the provision of innovative drugs is unanimously recognized as a key factor in steering the future of health care systems, by jointly affecting health outcomes and financial sustainability. Aim of the study This paper describes the recent reforms in Italy governing the provision of innovative oncological drugs, with a focus on...
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At present, existing evidence about the association between SARS-CoV-2 infection and ABO blood group polymorphism is preliminary and controversial. In this meta-analysis we investigate this association and determine SARS-CoV-2 positive individuals odds of having a specific blood group compared to controls. We performed a systematic search on MEDLIN...
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Background. Hip fracture (HF) requires an intensive healthcare resources utilization. Long-term morbidity related to poor fracture management is associated with a significant increase in healthcare costs. Many factors may affect the costs and outcomes in patients with HF. Using a definition of integrated Continuum-Care Episode (CCE) that encompasse...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic is favoring the digital transition in many industries and in the society as a whole. Healthcare is responding to the first phase of the pandemic through the rapid adoption of digital solutions and advanced technology tools. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to describe which digital solutions have been reported in...
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Frauds and misconducts have been common in the history of science. Recent events connected to the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted how the risks and consequences of this are no longer acceptable. Two papers, addressing the treatment of COVID-19, have been published in two of the most prestigious medical journals. In both, the authors declared to...
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Background. Healthcare is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through the fast adoption of digital solutions and advanced technology tools. Many of the solutions implemented now could consolidate in the near future, contributing to the definition of new digital-based models of care. The aim of this study is to describe which digital solutions have...
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Objective. On March 11, 2020 the WHO declared that COVID-19 is pandemic. Among the risk factors for many infectious diseases, a role of the ABO blood group system is reported in the literature. We argue whether it is necessary to investigate the relationship between ABO blood groups and susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and if we should consid...
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In late February 2020, Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has aggressively spread around many bordering provinces of the three most productive regions of northern Italy (Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna). The first outbreak exploded in the municipality of Codogno (Lombardy). The province of Ferrara (Emilia Romagna) has been indicated as an anom...
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Background. In the early phases of a new pandemic, identifying the most relevant evidence and quantifying which studies are shared the most can help researchers and policy makers. The aim of this study is to describe and quantify the impact of early scientific production in response to COVID-19 pandemic. Methods. The study consisted of: 1) review o...
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On December 31st 2019, the World Health Organization China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology detected in Wuhan City. The cause of the syndrome was a new type of coronavirus isolated on January 7th 2020 and named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of the coronavir...
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On December 31st 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology detected in Wuhan City. The cause of the syndrome was a new type of coronavirus isolated on January 7th 2020 and named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of the cor...
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At present, the evidence of the inf luence of ABO polymorphism on host susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection is still preliminary. However, the study by Muñiz-Diaz et al. fits into a context of recent studies confirming that blood group A is associated with an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, while blood group 0 reduces one's risk of becomi...
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Background Crowdfunding (CF) is the practice of financing a project by raising money from a large number of people. Many patients use online CF platforms to fund medical needs, whether unmet by their healthcare service - therefore to be sought elsewhere -, or when unable to afford them. CAR-T (Chimeric antigen receptor T-cells) is an innovative the...
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Background: The number of hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasties continues to rise worldwide. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched an initiative (called PaRIS Initiative) for the systematic collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in patients undergoing elective hip and knee arthroplasty. The Rizzoli...
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The main objective of this article is to describe the legal principles governing the selection by European public authorities, such as National Health Services (NHS), of third parties, when entering into agreements for the transfer of health data. According to Directive 2003/98/EC, and in light of the provisions of the Treaties of the European Unio...
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Purpose The aim of this study was to assess whether preoperative valgus or varus deformity affected survivorship after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and to quantify the risk factors for implant failure in a registry-based population. Methods The Emilia-Romagna Registry of Prosthetic Orthopedic Implants was examined regarding TKAs performed on pati...
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Background After 2008 global economic crisis, Italian governments progressively reduced public healthcare financing. Describing the time trend of health outcomes and health expenditure may be helpful for policy makers during the resources’ allocation decision making process. The aim of this paper is to analyze the trend of mortality and health spen...