Health in the Veneto Region of Italy

The Veneto Region is one of Italy’s richest regions and the health of its resident population compares favourably with other regions in Italy. A new HiT (Health Systems in Transition) health system review for the Veneto Region has just been published and the publication explores the health system of this important region and some of the challenges (an ageing population, the incidence of chronic diseases, as well as the ever-present problem of keeping the regional health budget balanced) the administration currently faces. This new report illustrates the important role that regional authorities play in certain decentralised health systems.