This study examines the level of preparedness exhibited through strategy, planning and organization to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. A comparative analysis of four regions revealed that the implementation of pandemic plans was affected by multiple factors. For instance, some planning was outdated and insufficient to cope with the new threat posed by the pandemic; due to a decentralized health care system, there was confusion about whether regional or national decision-making was the coordinating actor; shortages in supplies and equipment such as masks, in some regions, were due to lack of implementation of existing pandemic plans. The study emphasizes the importance of a coordinated response to crises.

Contingency Planning and Early Crisis Management: Italy and the COVID-19 Pandemic / P. Mattei, L. Vigevano. - In: PUBLIC ORGANIZATION REVIEW. - ISSN 1573-7098. - (2021). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1007/s11115-021-00545-1]

Contingency Planning and Early Crisis Management: Italy and the COVID-19 Pandemic

P. Mattei
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2021

Abstract

This study examines the level of preparedness exhibited through strategy, planning and organization to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. A comparative analysis of four regions revealed that the implementation of pandemic plans was affected by multiple factors. For instance, some planning was outdated and insufficient to cope with the new threat posed by the pandemic; due to a decentralized health care system, there was confusion about whether regional or national decision-making was the coordinating actor; shortages in supplies and equipment such as masks, in some regions, were due to lack of implementation of existing pandemic plans. The study emphasizes the importance of a coordinated response to crises.
Contingency planning; COVID-19; Early crisis management; Italy’s pandemic plans; Policy integration
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31-ago-2021
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