Since February 2020, the Italian National Healthcare System had to mitigate the possibility of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission to vulnerable patients. Healthcare professionals rapidly reviewed their workflow to maintain a safe and high standard treatment, but weak scientific evidences and organizational limits resulted in the adoption of heterogeneous measures. Adherence to screening protocols and follow-up programs pregnant women and oncological patients has not been always guaranteed: this scenario could evolve in an enormous number of medico-legal actions. This context, showing the weakness of the Italian law No. 24/2017, imposes an urgent reorganization of the legal framework to homogenize the judgements to “protect” healthcare professionals involved in this epochal emergency.

Future medico-legal implications on obstetrics and gynaecology practice in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic / Oliva A.; Lazzaro M.C.; Vetrugno G.; Foti F.; Grassi S.; Siodambro C.; Pascali V.L.; Scambia G.; Arduini D.. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS. - ISSN 2385-0868. - STAMPA. - 33:(2021), pp. 263-274. [10.36129/jog.33.04.07]

Future medico-legal implications on obstetrics and gynaecology practice in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Grassi S.;
2021

Abstract

Since February 2020, the Italian National Healthcare System had to mitigate the possibility of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission to vulnerable patients. Healthcare professionals rapidly reviewed their workflow to maintain a safe and high standard treatment, but weak scientific evidences and organizational limits resulted in the adoption of heterogeneous measures. Adherence to screening protocols and follow-up programs pregnant women and oncological patients has not been always guaranteed: this scenario could evolve in an enormous number of medico-legal actions. This context, showing the weakness of the Italian law No. 24/2017, imposes an urgent reorganization of the legal framework to homogenize the judgements to “protect” healthcare professionals involved in this epochal emergency.
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