Why not scrap the color region system then?

Why not scrap the color region system then?

What does Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe foundation think of the new system for reporting patients hospitalized for COVID-19 required by the Regions

"Since the goal of the Regions is clearly only to reduce the percentage of employment in the medical area to avoid the transition to the orange or even the red zone, then we might as well eliminate the color system, leaving each Region to its own responsibilities. , on the extent of hospital overload and delays in treatment in non-COVID patients ".

This is the comment of Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation, after the new system for reporting patients hospitalized for COVID-19 required by the Regions provides for a separate "accounting" between patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and patients hospitalized for other diseases , infected with SARS-CoV-2 but asymptomatic for COVID-19.

In this regard, the Gimbe Foundation underlines that this proposal, in addition to underestimating the real overload of hospitals, "increases the organizational impact and workload of health workers and presents numerous risks".

First of all, according to the foundation chaired by the doctor Cartabellotta, "the proposal is inadequate for clinical reasons: considering that COVID-19 is a multisystemic disease that affects various organs and systems, defining the status of" asymptomatic "is very complex, especially in patients elderly with multiple pathologies ".

Furthermore, the foundation continues, "the positivity to SARS-CoV-2 can worsen the prognosis of patients hospitalized for other reasons, also in relation to the evolution of the pathology or condition that motivated the hospitalization and the diagnostic-therapeutic procedures implemented".

Secondly, “it is inapplicable for organizational reasons: the management of all SARS-CoV-2 positive patients, regardless of the presence of symptoms related to COVID-19, requires dedicated personnel, procedures and spaces, in addition to sanitizing the environments. Consequently, it is very difficult to imagine the management of the “asymptomatic” without additional resources, in particular local and personal. Finally, it has significant medico-legal implications: the responsibility of assigning the hospitalized patient to one of the two categories, with all the difficulties and discretions of the case, is entrusted to the medical staff and health companies, on which the risks would fall ".


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/sanita/perche-non-rottamare-allora-il-sistema-delle-regioni-a-colori/ on Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:31:25 +0000.