Antagoniste


13 juillet 2010

Comment réformer le système de santé Économie En Vidéos États-Unis Europe

Les réformes socialistes du système de santé de Barack Obama ne permettront pas de réduire les coûts. Pour ce faire, les seules réformes utiles sont celles qui réduiront la présence de l’État dans ce secteur de l’économie:

Au Royaume-Unis, le gouvernement a introduit une réforme qui permet une compétition entre les hôpitaux. Résultats: des soins de santé moins chers et plus efficaces:

National Bureau of Economic Research
Death by Market Power: Reform, Competition and Patient Outcomes in the National Health Service

The effect of competition on the quality of health care remains a contested issue. Most empirical estimates rely on inference from non experimental data. In contrast, this paper exploits a pro-competitive policy reform to provide estimates of the impact of competition on hospital outcomes. The English government introduced a policy in 2006 to promote competition between hospitals. Patients were given choice of location for hospital care and provided information on the quality and timeliness of care. Prices, previously negotiated between buyer and seller, were set centrally under a DRG type system. […]

Our results constitute some of the first evidence on the impacts of a market-based reform in the health care sector. Within two years of implementation the NHS reforms resulted in significant improvements in mortality and reductions in length-of-stay without changes in total expenditure or increases in expenditure per patient. Our back of the envelope estimates suggest that the immediate net benefit of this policy is around £227 million. While this is small compared to the annual cost of the NHS of £100 billion, we have only calculated the value from decreases in death rates. Allowing for improvements in other less well measured aspects of quality will increase the benefit, as will any further falls in market concentration which may occur as the policy continues in operation. If the UK were to pursue policies that lead to deconcentration of hospital markets, the gains could be substantially larger.

These results suggest that competition is an important mechanism for enhancing the quality of care patients receive. Monopoly power is directly harmful to patients, in the worst way possible – it substantially increases their risk of death.

On attend quoi au Québec pour faire la même chose ?


13 juillet 2010

Top 5 Qc/Ca Canada Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l’actualité québécoise et canadienne (6-12 juillet) selon Influence Communication:

Actualité Québec

(1) Il s’agit de la canicule la plus médiatisée au Québec depuis 2001.  La nouvelle a été numéro un pendant 5 jours de suite.  Généralement, ce sont les périodes de mauvais temps qui occupent beaucoup de place dans les médias.  La seconde canicule la plus médiatisée en 10 ans est celle survenue en août 2009.  Elle avait toutefois généré 64 % moins de couverture que celle que nous venons de connaître.

(2) 36 % de toute la couverture sur la Coupe du Monde a porté sur les résultats.  Le phénomène des vuvuzelas a généré 20 % de l’intérêt des médias pour l’événement. Celui-ci a surtout été l’affaire de la presse montréalaise puisque 89 % de la couverture est venue de la métropole.

Actualité Canada

Source:
Influence Communication
Influence Communication


13 juillet 2010

Quel pays de cul… Gauchistan Revue de presse Venezuela

Los Angeles Times

Venezuelan prosecutors say 2 spread false information, impugned banks via Twitter
Los Angeles Times

Venezuelan authorities on Monday accused two people of spreading false rumors about the country’s banking system using Twitter.

Luis Enrique Acosta and Carmen Cecilia Nares are suspected of violating a provision in the country’s banking laws prohibiting the dissemination of « false information, » the attorney general’s office said in a statement. They were detained last week for posting online messages « against the Venezuelan financial system, » the statement said, and were later arraigned and released by a court pending legal proceedings.

The two were detained Thursday in southeastern Ciudad Bolivar. They were ordered to appear in court every 15 days and barred from posting similar online messages, the statement said. It said they could receive from nine to 11 years in prison if convicted.

The press freedom group Reporters Without Borders condemned the case, calling it part of a government strategy to clamp down on the Internet. « The authorities are now targeting ordinary Internet users whose only crime is to express views on Twitter, » the Paris-based organization said in a statement.

Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores said last week that the authorities are also investigating 15 other people for allegedly impugning the banking system on Twitter.