The patients who go to New York for treatment come from all over Italy, from North to South. Campania, Lombardy, Lazio mostly. Those interested in a consultancy or a specialist visit, as they are almost always without medical insurance, generally have a greater financial availability, and therefore can be classified in a medium-high class. In the case of patients, generally young minors, affected by rare diseases that would not be able to receive assistance of equal level (both for different treatment protocol, equipped facilities or available machinery) there is no distinction of class. Following a request to the ASL (local healthcare authority) of residence and obtaining the SSN, reimbursements of care, procedures, but also travel, accommodation for the patient and family can be obtained. Not everything is subsidized entirely, however. In the most serious cases, parents create real fundraising associations to help support the enormous medical expenses they face.
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