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Editor and Public Policy Analyst
Patrick Déry holds a bachelor of law degree and a certificate in journalism from Laval University. He developed his own retail business for nine years before selling it to devote himself to journalism. He was deputy editor-in-chief of Trente, the magazine of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec, from 2006 to 2011. He also worked as a copy editor for Le Journal de Montréal, the Métro newspaper, and La Presse, where he managed the editorial pages from 2013 to 2015. He has a particular interest in health care and education public policy, and in small businesses. He joined the MEI team in January 2017.
Viewpoint showing how reducing the maximum prices of new drugs could make them less accessible to Canadians
While Health Canada is preparing to completely change the way maximum prices for new drugs are established, it seems that little attention is being paid to the impact of this kind of public policy on the availability of new drugs. Yet similar policies are responsible for quite unenviable situations in certain countries.
October 17, 2017 | 14 min. 19 sec. | Sophie sans compromis (BLVD 102.1 FM)
Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about an Economic Note showing how to reduce emergency room wait times with the help of private providers, in a system that remains open to all.
Economic Note showing how to reduce emergency room wait times with the help of private providers, in a system that remains open to all
Quebec’s Health Minister recently gave an ultimatum to the province’s hospitals such that emergency room stays could no longer exceed 24 hours. While our health system has failed for years to significantly reduce wait times, the performance of a Swedish hospital (the Saint Göran, a Stockholm hospital funded by the government and run by Capio, a private multinational company) should inspire decision-makers within our health care system.