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Voices

GIVING VOICE TO IDEAS THAT MATTER

Our VOICES page presents news, articles and videos from various sources, that contribute to the understanding & advancement of liberty and market in medical practice. Vox Medici is our editorial tribune for advocacy of ethics, liberty and market in health care reform. Our polls section allows our visitors to voice their opinion on health issues that matter. Voxmed blog, our latest addition enables us to discuss broader issues in an open and informal mode.

Articles


WAITING FOR CARE

Waiting lists happen in healthcare as elsewhere whenever shortages call the game.

The "Courrier du Médecin Vaudois", a Swiss mothly medical journal, looks at waiting lists in fields such as emergency care or kidney transpants. Amongst other articles, a commentary on the Institut Economique de Montreal's report on Swiss vs Canadian healthcare.

Read the journal (in french)

 


  • The right to try new medicines

     

    Bart Madden aptly puts forward his Free to Choose Medicine & Right to Try concept in an enlightening presentation that thoughfully summarizes novative proposals designed to open patient accesss to innovation in respect of their fundamental rights. 

    To the pdf 


  • What is our Mission

    by Melinda Woofter MD

    Melinda Woofter president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) reminds physicians of their essential mission and aptly singles out destructive facets of big brother governement regulation that threaten it. 

    Read the article in AAPSonline


  • Criminalizing Healthcare

    Alphonse Crespo

    Criminalizing Health Care, Old Scapegoats and New Targets

    How regulation treats health care professionals and Pharmaceutical industries as criminals until proved innocent.

    To the essay


  • Regulation, Cartels, Quality & Choice : an Unsustainable Swiss Mix

    Alphonse Crespo MD

    Swiss social security rests on private initiative, employer mandates and government subsidy. Its original design allowed substantial room for individual responsibility and competition while limiting government to the tasks of safeguarding public health and guaranteeing basic provision for disability and age. (...) Compared to other systems, Swiss health care still rates well and some of its specificities do indeed deserve praise.  However lessons can be learned from the circumstances that brought quality downgrades and restriction of choice into what was once an almost perfect health care system.

    Read the article*

    *Original English version of "Regolamentazione, cartelli, qualità e scelta: un mix svizero insostenibile" published by Bruno Leoni Institute 2010 in "Eppur si muove"  (ISBN 978-88-6440-0818-1)


Vox Medici

                            

  • MedLib Comparative Study on Physician Autonomy

       

    Cross-country physician survey conducted for MedLib by Consensus Research covering US, Switzerland, Germany & Singapore, on the impact of health care environments on professional autonomy and mission.

    To  video presentation of preliminary results:

    AAPS Conference 2010 (Speaker Dr Alphonse Crespo/You-Tube)

    To media summaries:

    US  -  Singapore  - German/Swiss 

     

    read more

Polls

  • ARE PATIENTS FREE TO CHOOSE THEIR TREATMENT?

    SHOULD EXPERIMENTAL CANCER DRUGS BE FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO CANCER PATIENTS?

    • 81.82%YES WITHOUT RESTRICTION
    • 9.09%ONLY IN THE CONTEXT OF STRICTLY PROTOCOLED CLINICAL TRIALS
    • 9.09%ONLY IF THEIR DOCTOR PRESCRIBES THEM
    • 0ONLY IF AUTHORIZED BY DRUG REGULATORY AGENCIES

    November 4, 2008

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