The Covid-19 Emergency in European Public Health: An Evaluation of Measures in the Transition from Healthcare Services to Healthcare Profiling

Ubaldo Comite

Abstract


The healthcare system is at the centre of great attention, having to demonstrate the adequate use of constantly decreasing available resources against a growing healthcare demand. In this context, the diseases characterized by the length of the healthcare assistance plan and high complexities in terms of treatments and complications must be considered. The above may refer to the healthcare emergency following the spread of the COVID-19 virus, employing an enormous amount of resources from both a human and a financial point of view.

Using crisp-set qualitative comparative analysis, we conducted a comparative study at the European level to study the performance of different combinations of COVID-19 containment measures along with the response speeds. The outcome of this analysis can assist in identifying which set of containment measures, in the event of an epidemic outbreak, is beneficial/detrimental.

This work considers combining theoretical considerations and empirical evidence related to the treatment of COVID-19, within what is the success of public health measures in Europe during the COVID-19 emergency.


Keywords


healthcare; COVID-19; pandemic; service; efficiency; management; assistance; emergency; containment measures.

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