HIGH SPECIALIZATION, TERRITORIAL COVERAGE, INCLUSIVENESS: THE CHALLENGES OF HEALTHCARE FOR ALL
Attilio Fontana, President of Lombardy Region; Nello Musumeci, Presidente Sicilian Region. Introduced by Sabina Nuti, Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies). Moderated by Gianluca Comin, President and Founder of Comin & Partners.
With the explosion of the pandemic, there exploded another problem: management of the healthcare system. Infectious diseases such as Covid-19 recognize no national or international borders, and cannot be handled by 20 independent and self-referential healthcare systems. On the other hand, the idea of implementing centralized top-down management would lead to inefficiency, a lack of flexibility, and an inability to read the situation. This problem extends beyond Covid-19, becoming a general public concern, particularly if one thinks that a large portion of regional expenditure goes towards healthcare. What are the future prospects of this issue? We discuss with some of the institutional protagonists, regional presidents.