The Italian Platform for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Luciana Aimone Gigio, Giorgio Ivaldi, Anna Laura Mancini, Giovanna Messina
La sanità italiana all’appuntamento con la pandemia: debolezze strutturali e prospettive di riforma (The Italian health service at the rendezvous with the pandemic: Structural weaknesses and prospects for reform)
Keywords: health care system, governance, health demand, health care services
We describe the evolution of the Italian health system before the Covid-19 crisis (with particular reference to the trend in health supply and demand, as well as the institutional context) and the measures implemented to tackle the pandemic. We focus on the main critical issues that should be addressed in the perspective of a structural reform of the health system aimed at improving its resilience in the post-epidemic phase, in particular with reference to the coherence of the governance framework and the opportunity to enhance the services of territorial medicine.