This chapter aims to provide suggestive evidence on how the Lombardy region dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and discuss future challenges for the Lombardy healthcare system. After an introduction to the wide spread of the virus inside the region, we describe the Lombardy health system so the reader may understand the context in which the virus has taken hold so quickly. The pandemic has heavily stressed the system, mainly because Lombardy experienced an excess of hospital admissions. We have considered the increased mortality rate as a proxy of the proper managing of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we describe the process of treating non-COVID patients, such as those affected by acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke and oncological diseases. Despite the pandemic, hospitals have been able to guarantee a high level of performance. A discussion of the future evolution of the healthcare system concludes this chapter.

Angelici, M., Berta, P., Vittadini, G. (2022). The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Healthcare System in Lombardy. In B. Baltagi, F. Moscone, E. Tosetti (a cura di), The Economics of COVID-19 (pp. 159-172). Amsterdam : Emerald Elsevier [10.1108/S0573-855520220000296015].

The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Healthcare System in Lombardy

Angelici, M;Berta, P;Vittadini, G.
2022

Abstract

This chapter aims to provide suggestive evidence on how the Lombardy region dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and discuss future challenges for the Lombardy healthcare system. After an introduction to the wide spread of the virus inside the region, we describe the Lombardy health system so the reader may understand the context in which the virus has taken hold so quickly. The pandemic has heavily stressed the system, mainly because Lombardy experienced an excess of hospital admissions. We have considered the increased mortality rate as a proxy of the proper managing of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we describe the process of treating non-COVID patients, such as those affected by acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke and oncological diseases. Despite the pandemic, hospitals have been able to guarantee a high level of performance. A discussion of the future evolution of the healthcare system concludes this chapter.
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Excess of mortality; healthcare system; impact evaluation; Lombardy region; non-COVID patients; quality of care;
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The Economics of COVID-19
9781800716940
Angelici, M., Berta, P., Vittadini, G. (2022). The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Healthcare System in Lombardy. In B. Baltagi, F. Moscone, E. Tosetti (a cura di), The Economics of COVID-19 (pp. 159-172). Amsterdam : Emerald Elsevier [10.1108/S0573-855520220000296015].
Angelici, M; Berta, P; Vittadini, G
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