56 university departments of medicine, 47 institutes, 32 research centers, 153 million patients, more than 160.000 admissions of patients coming from other regions or from abroad, a biotech district with more than 700 companies with a turnover of 7.8 billion euros, 47% of the total Italian billing. These are only a few figures of Lombardy Health Service?
Lombardy is known all over the world as a touristic destination for its natural attractions and remarkable artistic and cultural heritage, but, in addition, Lombardy represents a real economic engine for the Italian System, in fact, with more than 296 billion euros, it accounts for 20% of Italian gross domestic product.
The Lombardy healthcare system, characterized by quality and efficiency, is a model of reference both in Italy and worldwide. With the benefit of private partnerships in fact, it ensures its citizens and those who live in other regions or abroad have access to prime level health care with all the advantages of a public system.
Lombardy, and in particular Milan, have always attracted the most renowned physicians and researchers in every field of expertise, moreover, Lombardy, is acknowledged as one of the top health services in Europe, and it’s also an important international point of reference for medical tourists who choose to come to Italy for health treatments every year.
Lombardy’s Public and Private Hospitals need to comply with all the standards required and established by the Lombardy Regional Authority, such as high structural, technological and organisational standards. Many hospitals have launched a Quality Certification System for transversal clinical processes, in accordance with international Joint Commission Standards required for accreditation. In order to receive accreditation, public hospitals have to be compliant with over 1,300 standards.
The most important hospitals, both private and public, can arrange services for every kind of client, also to help foreign patient by ensuring proper assistance, through a foreign patient’s office in every facility, and free 24 hours translation service.
Many hospitals can offer their services either through the National Health System or by private health care system with separate admission services and for this reason, many clinics and hospitals have signed contracts with international health insurance companies.
The ability of managing tourism flows is expressed in Lombardy also through an efficient transport network and many shopping centers and activities organized by every city and, of course, explained on multilingual web sites: “a click away” for everyone who wants to visit this region.
Lombardy Region hospitals will be a leading cluster at Intercare, with 9 centres of medical excellence exhibiting or sponsoring.