samedi 8 août 2015

Quality of care: how to accurately measure it?

Healthcare system is depending on medical education and resident immersion

This paper is a gem!

Can you "believe" that it could be different?

Who we are and what we do must always be considered in the context of the biology occurring inside us and especially in our brain.

vendredi 7 août 2015

Uberisation means less drunk driver accidents and deaths

The main principle is to search for data and to put the facts forward! So governments and their crony policies should now choose between more deaths or more freedom.

Do you pay when you buy in a supermarket? Why french hospitals allow you to quit without paying?


1/ When you need that the government passes a law in order that foreigners do pay French hospitals for care when they use them, your country is in a mess. So our government and ruling class are the only problem of France!
2/ French hospitals are managed by public servants all trained in a special school in Rennes.
Instead of a new law let the managers bill the patients and solve the problem with foreign patients which are not covered by a healthcare insurance by a simple deposit of cash! So let them do it like Hotels, Restaurants and travel agencies. In saying that I suppose that they are aware of solutions born in a market society, this is not sure.
3/ last and major point: french hospitals are not able to bill the actual cost of care. Indeed they apply tariffs to foreigners which are not appropriate because they are not bound by contracts with those foreigners. Instead they have to implement a dedicated software with the true expenses and use of hospital services... As they don't they lose a lot of money.

As usual this subject winned the headlines during a few days but no action will be decided. And the debt increases. And our country is moving near Greece where hospitals haven't paid medical devices and drugs since years.

Depression: after psychiatry and psychoanalysis failure an evolutionary approach?

Compression gear: ok for DOMS but nothing on your perf

Impacts of Medicine healthcare on Health, illnesses and life expectancy

"Good" intentions bad results: liberals do not care

Liberals decide what programs to support based on whether they make them feel good or bad about themselves, not because they work or don’t work. A DDT ban that has killed millions is judged a success by liberals because it makes them feel as if they care about the environment. A government program that wastes billions and doesn’t work is a stunning triumph to the Left if it has a compassionate sounding name. It would be easier to convince a liberal to support a program by calling it the “Saving Women And Puppies Bill” than showing that it would save 100,000 lives.

Free choice

Free market in action: China wages and productivity