Healthcare, the Veneto and Trentino models. They coincide and go to private individuals – Chronicle

TRENTO. Wards in trouble, doctors fleeing, very long waiting lists, recourse to cooperatives and citizens “forced” to turn to private individuals for a fee (with which the public body stipulates onerous agreements).

We are talking about the situation of Veneto, but also of that of Trentino. Because the “Zaia model” can easily be superimposed on the Fugatti-Segnana-Ferro-Ruscitti model.

We deal with it by publishing a post by a Venetian doctor, Laura Frigo. Which was relaunched today on Facebook by many Trentino health workers, because it was also published by Emilio Arisi, former head of gynecology at Santa Chiara, a person who is respected and listened to.

So what is this indictment like? There he is. And you try to read it by replacing the word “Venetian” with “Trentino”. Educational exercise.

“How do you politically go from a public health system to a private one without telling the citizens? How do you close departments while pretending not to close them, as Zaia is doing in Veneto?

You do it a little at a time. You do this by forcing professionals to pay for insurance themselves, so you cut that expense.

Then you don’t hire staff where needed.

Then you do not pay overtime or service purchases by saying that you will pay them later.

Meanwhile, doctors find themselves spending money on insurance, no longer having paid overtime and less and less doing the same job that covers 24 hours every day.

Then give directions as in the factory, demanding a visit every ten minutes when it would take at least twenty, on average, to have time to say good morning and good evening.

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Patients are unhappy because they wait, they get nervous, they attack doctors who are poorly paid or even with unpaid hours, with impossible shifts, nervous and aggressive patients who sue for a thousand reasons and your company does not cover you. And go about legal fees.

Waiting lists get longer, people go private.

Meanwhile, the Region makes agreements with the private sector, helping him. So doctors realize that they are paid twice as much for the same work elsewhere without doing 10 nights a month or having two weekends out of 4.

In all this, doctors are too few because a funnel prevents recent graduates from specializing.

At some point, between retirements and layoffs you no longer have doctors and the ward is gone, such as gynecology in Piove di Sacco or Pediatrics in Camposampiero. Slowly you cut the local services, outsourcing to the coop so as not to hire new nurses. You do the population a disservice and many newly graduated nurses go to England or Germany. Or they go into the private sector which grows slowly as the public decreases.

This was Luca Zaia’s management strategy for the Veneto Health System. And they were not random events, he is too intelligent a man to accuse him of incapacity, it was his choice, shared by the majority in Veneto. What I’m not sure about, however, is that the citizens of Veneto voted for him, convinced that he would have done all this “.

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