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Italy debt deal no panacea for perennial budget deficit

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The debt-repayment deal agreed by the regional health service of Italy's Lazio region will be seen by the many manufacturers burdened by years of delayed payments as a significant light at the end of the tunnel. However, the situation in Italy's third-largest region, with around 9% of the population, is really the tip of the iceberg when taking into account the full extent of the national healthcare industry's budget-balancing problems.

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