ReggioTV – News – Health, Vinegars “We need updated data for correct programming”

ROME (ITALPRESS) – “In 2 years of pandemic, an important system for the production of updated data on the spread of Covid-19 and on the response capacity of the National Health Service to the needs of infected people and preventive interventions some examples we could count on a weekly conference of the CTS, on a weekly report of the CTS, a daily dashboard of the Ministry of Health and Civil Protection, a daily report of the SSI (epicenter), a dashboard on the progress vaccinations in the regions, an Agenas covid-19 portal. The portrait of public information on the state of assistance guaranteed to NON-Covid patients, starting with people with chronic illnesses, is decidedly different. point, the published and accessible publications given to each citizen are still too few and decidedly old, with the exception of those relating to pharmaceutical consumption and expenditure. (constant and periodic updating) and those of the National Screening Observatory on organized screening programs (data from 2021)”. So says Tonino Aceti, president of Salutequit. “A first and important example of the criticality of unavailable updated data is represented by the New Guarantee System for Essential Levels of Assistance (NSG). The New Guarantee System (NSG), reads on the website of the Ministry of Health, ‘the tool that allows, with the extensive information available to date on the new health information system (NSIS), to measure according to the dimensions of equity, efficiency and relevance that all Italian citizens receive the care and services falling under the essential levels of assistance (LEA)”. In other words, the tool for measuring the capacity of the Regions to guarantee the effectiveness and equity of the right to health in our country. Health care monitoring (published in the Official Journal of June 14, 2019) is operational from January 1, 2020, but today the latest data published by the Ministry of Health refers to I am at one of its experiments relating to 2019, that is to say all the data relating to the pre-pandemic period”, explains Aceti. “Now more than ever, it would be useful to update them to understand and quantify, during the period emergency, what has been the effective resilience of the NHS, through the regional health services, to take care of the needs of all other pathologies other than covid -19, starting from chronic conditions, current critical issues and interventions to be implemented, taking into account the organizational, professional and technological innovations that have taken place in the last two years and those that will arrive shortly, also thanks to the opportunity of the PNRR and the implementation update of the Essential Levels of Aid, we should quickly equip ourselves for its structural update, capable of updating it, with the priorities of public health policy and capable of photographing the real dynamics between citizens and SSN” emphasizes the president of Salutequit. To date, in fact, the New Guarantee System relies on 88 indicators validated in 2019, before the Covid emergency and the 2019-2021 Health Pact. The latter, in addition to stressing the need to apply the indicators from 2020, already committed the Lea Committee, still in 2020, to assess possible areas for improvement and modification of the evaluation system. Data from the Department of Health’s SDO report on hospital admissions, which “photographs the hospitalization and acute care activities of Italian public and private hospitals…”, the NHS Statistical Yearbook (data statistics on the structures of the health care supply networks, on the factors of production, on the organization of services, …) and the report on the personnel of the SNS always by the Ministry of Health, as well as the annual account of the general accounts of the State (publishes data on public administration personnel and therefore also those of health personnel). Today, to cite just a few examples, including the investments provided for in the PNRR and in the latest finance law, the updating of the Essential Levels of Aid, the reform of territorial aid (health district standard , community hospitals, family and community nurses, etc. And for the renewal of contracts in the health sector, much more up-to-date data would be needed than those currently available to move forward. It is only from a correct image of reality that we will be able to develop quality public policies, genuinely adhering to the needs of citizens, health professionals, the NHS and more generally capable of achieving the goal of fairness,” says Aceti. . look at the best practices in place. In this sense, why not extend the experience of producing data and information on Covid-19 to all other pathologies? If today we know the number of new Covid-19 infections in real time, why couldn’t we do the same for diagnoses relating to chronic diseases? However, their impact in terms of public health and the sustainability of health services is very significant. Fortunately, if we can count on a dashboard that tells us in real time how many Covid-19 vaccines are administered in each Region, why not do the same to make public and transparent the data on the resumption by the Regions of the lists waiting for patients. NON-Covid (which has seen many postponed services suspended) and on the use of the billion allocated by the Government (in two years) for this precise purpose”, concludes Tonino Aceti.

by ITALPRESS

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