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Montreal Gazette, p. A8
Despite the advent of modern technologies, the use of telemedicine remains limited.
20 September 2019September 20, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
Despite the advent of modern technologies, the use of telemedicine remains limited.
20 September 2019September 20, 2019

September 19, 2019 | 9 min. | Politiquement incorrect (QUB Radio)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Senior Associate Analyst at the MEI, about the use of telemedicine that remains limited in Canada, and solutions to make it more accessible.

19 September 2019September 19, 2019
Research Paper explaining why, despite the advent of modern technologies, the use of telemedicine remains limited, and offering policy-makers solutions to make it more accessible to Canadians
The technologies behind telemedicine are available, and more Canadians could receive remote care, at home or at work, thereby saving themselves trips and avoiding long waits. Unfortunately, our governments are slow to remove obstacles that prevent patients from benefiting from virtual consultations, and doctors from providing this care.
19 September 2019September 19, 2019

August 21, 2019 | 12 min. | Dutrizac (QUB Radio)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Senior Associate Analyst at the MEI, about waiting times in Quebec emergency rooms that continue to increase.

21 August 2019August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019 | 11 min. 28 sec. | Le retour d'Éric Duhaime (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Senior Associate Analyst at the MEI, about waiting times in Quebec emergency rooms that continue to increase.

21 August 2019August 21, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
Waiting times in Quebec emergency rooms continue to increase.
21 August 2019August 21, 2019
Viewpoint showing that despite a reduction in the number of patient visits, emergency room wait times in Quebec are worsening
Earlier this year, the media reported that the situation in Quebec emergency rooms had improved in 2018-2019. Yet when we take a closer look at the Department of Health and Social Services data, we see that the opposite has happened, despite a reduction in the number of patient visits.
21 August 2019August 21, 2019

August 20, 2019 | 10 min. | On n'est pas obligé d'être d'accord (QUB Radio)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Senior Associate Analyst at the MEI, about surgeons who are withdrawing from the RAMQ once a month to increase their productivity.

20 August 2019August 20, 2019
Le Devoir, p. A06
Should we allow the importation of drugs from Canada into the United States?
5 August 2019August 5, 2019

July 23, 2019 | 11 min. 41 sec. | Midi Pile (KYK Radio)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Senior Associate Analyst at the MEI, about the implementation of patient-focused funding, also known as activity financing.

23 July 2019July 23, 2019

May 16, 2019 | 39 min. 33 sec. | Isabelle (98,5 FM)

Debate (in French) with Patrick Déry, Senior Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about new cuts announced in the health sector.

16 May 2019May 16, 2019
National Post, p. FP11
Health Canada’s reform of the pricing mechanism for new drugs could delay their introduction.
23 April 2019April 23, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
Health Canada’s reform of the pricing mechanism for new drugs could delay their introduction.
18 April 2019April 18, 2019
Viewpoint explaining how Health Canada’s reform of the pricing mechanism for new drugs could delay their introduction
The Canadian government is planning to change the way prices are set for new patented drugs and cut the maximum prices at which these drugs can be sold by up to 70%. But this reform could prove very costly for patients. If it goes forward and fails to take into account the adverse effects of reference pricing systems, which have been well documented by various international bodies, Canadians could see their access to new drugs slowed down or even compromised.
18 April 2019April 18, 2019
The Washington Times, p. B1
The defects and impediments inherent in a top-down bureaucratic health care system like Canada‘s.
12 April 2019April 12, 2019
Le Droit, p. web
The debate over the nationalization of drug insurance.
8 April 2019April 8, 2019
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
The role of the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être.
18 March 2019March 18, 2019
Montreal Gazette, p. A09
Health professionals should be able to use all their skills.
28 February 2019February 28, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
Health professionals should be able to use all their skills.
28 February 2019February 28, 2019
Viewpoint showing that to ensure the best possible access to care, health professionals should be able to use all their skills
Quebec’s Health Minister recently announced that she wanted specialized nurse practitioners (SNPs) to be able to make diagnoses, as is the case everywhere else in Canada. The Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) ended up making peace with the idea, while the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ) is still not on board, claiming that this act must be reserved to physicians. Is this resistance justified?
28 February 2019February 28, 2019
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Access to the health system and its cost.
19 February 2019February 19, 2019
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Access to drug insurance in Quebec.
23 December 2018December 23, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Patients who do not show up for their medical appointment.
30 November 2018November 30, 2018

November 27, 2018 | 39 min. 35 sec. | Isabelle (98,5 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.

27 November 2018November 27, 2018
www.iedm.org, p. web
The numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.
27 November 2018November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018 | 11 min. 42 sec. | Le retour d'Éric Duhaime (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.

27 November 2018November 27, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.
27 November 2018November 27, 2018
Viewpoint examining the numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax
Earlier this year, the Quebec government formed a committee whose stated goal was to propose a soda tax, for the purpose of reducing the prevalence of obesity. Yet there are numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of this measure. Indeed, when a tax modifies the price of a good, there is no guarantee that the replacement product will be better for one’s health than the taxed product.
27 November 2018November 27, 2018

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