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- health care economics and organisations
- health services administration
- organisation and administration
- public health
In Italy, there are 19 regions and two autonomous provinces, and each of these 21 jurisdictions has local responsibility for health care. As regards the COVID-19 pandemic, these 21 jurisdictions have been classified into three classes of risk (mild, moderate, and high) associated with three colours (green/yellow, orange, and red).
More than 20 indicators are routinely collected in these jurisdictions, and this information determines, every 2 weeks, the colour assigned and the consequent restrictions in everyday life. The replicability index (Rt according to the Italian notation) is the main parameter influencing this decision.
In November 2020, a number of health care professionals began a collaboration (based on a Facebook group named PIFO including 446 people) specifically aimed at discussing topics and controversies in the field of COVID-19.1 A total …
Contributors All authors contributed equally to this paper.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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