New development : managing the Covid-19 pandemic-from a hospital-centred model of care to a community co-production approach

Cepiku, Denita and Giordano, Filippo and Bovaird, Tony and Loeffler, Elke (2020) New development : managing the Covid-19 pandemic-from a hospital-centred model of care to a community co-production approach. Public Money and Management. ISSN 0954-0962 (https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2020.1821445)

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Abstract

Covid-19 is not only a crisis of intensive care but a social and humanitarian crisis. Until mass vaccination is undertaken, control of contagion will rely on responsible behaviour by citizens. Strategies for fighting Covid-19 in different regions of Italy have shown that an area-specific approach, not just hospital-focused, pays off. This article proposes a community coproduction approach, in the light of discussions with politicians and key health decisionmakers and actors. IMPACT Preventing the spread of Covid-19 can mainly be achieved by social, not medical, means. Decision-makers should be aware that a strategy of relying only on the acute health system, placing a high burden on community-based public services, without any systematic attempt to co-ordinate or support the expansion of these services, is likely to fail. This article explains the benefits of a community co-production strategy.

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Cepiku, Denita, Giordano, Filippo, Bovaird, Tony and Loeffler, Elke ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9424-8917;