hospitals and doctors promoted only in the North

Riccardo Castrichini


Born in Latina in 1991, he has a degree in Economics and Marketing and a Master's degree in Radio, TV and Web Content. He has collaborated with many editorial offices and radio stations.

L'Italy from the point of view of healthcare appears more and more divided in two, North And South. If in the first case we find in fact hospitals And health facilities at the cutting edge, with motivated and competent doctors, in the second one we are often faced with dilapidated or absent structures, with medical staff that appears to be insufficient and burdened with a large amount of work. The report also arrived to confirm what was said Quality of life in European cities created by the European Commission with the contribution of Istat to highlight the life quality Of 85 EU cities. In Italy the gap between the data of the cities of the North and the South is clear, especially when it comes to healthcare.

Healthcare Italy, the 2024 city ranking

One of the aspects of the European Commission's report on the quality of life in the 85 EU cities concerns the level of satisfaction that citizens have towards health facilities of their territory. Looking at the summary graph of the data, it clearly emerges with the part Northern Italy there are cities that have satisfaction percentages comparable to those of Northern Europe (range between 75 and 83 percent), that is Bologna And Veronaas well as that there are other cities in the area where health services are judged satisfactory by segments of the population between 64 and 75 percent (Turin).

Hospitals in Southern Italy, the data is not very encouraging

To the Southern Italy the satisfaction expressed by citizens in relation to health facilities local changes drastically compared to the good results achieved by the cities of Northern Italy. Naples And Palermo, for example, achieve satisfaction thresholds from their citizens that are very similar to those expressed by citizens of Eastern Europe (recorded values ​​lower than 47 percent). It's a little better Rome, even if the figure is confirmed to be lower than that of the cities of Northern Italy and Europe. The data from the Italian capital are in line with those recorded in some cities in Eastern European states and the Iberian peninsula, with the appreciation threshold oscillating in this case between 47 and 64 percent.

Palermo, the worst Italian city in terms of hospitals

Alongside the general data, the European Commission report also includes data relating to the rankings of better and of worst cities on the subject of structures healthcare. Even in this case, the Italian healthcare system does not make a very good impression, bringing two of the most representative cities of Southern Italy into the list of the ten worst cities in Europe. It's about Naples And Palermo. The latter has obtained a satisfaction threshold in healthcare facilities from citizens of 37 percent, higher than in Europe only Podgorica in Montenegro (36 percent), Miskolc in Hungary (35 percent) e Skopje in Macedonia (27 percent), while Naples it is at 39 percent, a position it shares with the Greek capital Athens just above Budapest to 38 percent. The best among the worst are Belgrade (41 percent), Plate Neamț And Bucharest (both at 45 percent).