Exams over the weekend and a single Cup, 7 articles in the legislative decree to limit waiting lists


By John

From a single regional or sub-regional Cup, monitoring of waiting lists entrusted to Agenas, a general inspectorate for health care control up to the introduction of visits and tests on Saturdays and Sundays. These are the main measures contained in the anti-waiting list law decree, according to a draft of seven articles of the provision that will arrive in the Council of Ministers today.

A national register of citizen reports on poor services; increase in hourly rates of 20% for staff who will have to provide additional services against waiting lists with a tax reduced to 15% and 100 million euros to make use of internal outpatient specialists to recover waiting lists. These are some of the measures contained in the bill made up of 14 articles to complete the legislative decree which arrives in the Council of Ministers today. No cuts to benefits, but priority classes will be indicated by the doctor in the request for a visit or tests.

The Regions will assign to the general managers of healthcare companies some annual objectives on the reduction of waiting lists. Failure to achieve this may result in suspension from the national director list for a period of 12 months. Trainees will also be called to reduce waiting lists. The draft bill provides for greater involvement of young doctors with assignments of up to 10 hours per week. The measures to combat the phenomenon of token holders have been confirmed: possible hiring with self-employment contracts.