Medical writer is a job that can sometimes be very poorly paid. The blog below displays many cases in support of this statement.
Interesting thoughts of a retired Doctor:
The end of life is not the same for women and men. It is common to think that women are more healthy, live longer and thereof can support their partner. But in fact, at birth, the difference for one individual between his Life Expectancy (acronym LE) and his Healthy Adjusted Life Expectancy (acronym HALE) is larger in average for women than it is for Men. So there is some chances that the care giver could not be the one we thought of at the first sight.
The link below is the address for a very sensitive article posted by France Woolley.
- What About All Those Exhausted Men? (aarp.org)
- Who is the caregiver? (worthwhile.typepad.com)
- This Month, Be THANKFUL for Caregivers! (pattidudek.typepad.com)
An amazing study implemented by Canadian health services researchers and published in the Journal of American Medical Association, suggests that depending which side of the border between Canada and the USA you live on, the consumption of the same expensive acute health cares results in different outcomes in term of patient’s health and quality of care. In other words, it is not so a matter of “how much” but rather a matter of “how” when it comes to question the legitimacy of a nation’s health care expenditures. The authors schedule to extend the field of their study to European countries and also to the long-term cares of chronic conditions.
- Viewpoints: Who will fill the health care provider gap? (sacbee.com)
- Big Changes Are Coming For The US Healthcare System (businessinsider.com)
- Hospitals face increased scrutiny for charging facility fees (bangordailynews.com)
The report referenced below with its internet link reflects the strong incentives given by the WHO to enhance the articulation between research in health systems and research in health policy in one hand and the decision making at the political level in the other hand in the realm of health care and health coverage. Nine countries are studied, including China, Thailand and Nepal for the Asian part of the World.
What went first in the history of humanity: the religion or the politics? Like the chicken and egg question, nobody knows. And today also it is obvious that the entanglement of those two domains which highly influence the future and the past of humankind is worth to be discussed by some high level intellectuals (professors and writers) in the three conferences referenced below with their Internet link.
A survey compared the incidence of low paid jobs in Europe and the US. The USA, the UK and Germany appears to be the champions. Surprisingly the survey found that the rate of unemployment and the incidence of low paid workers varied in an opposite way across the countries included in the study. The occupational sectors struck by low wages are principally hospitals, hotels, food processing and call centers.
- Why we are striking against austerity in Europe | The panel (guardian.co.uk)
- Low-wage jobs take toll on families (miamiherald.com)
- Where next for the living wage? (newstatesman.com)
- Economy: Wage Growth Slows Worldwide (ionglobaltrends.com)
- Low-Wage Jobs Don’t Just Harm Workers – They Harm Their Children (thinkprogress.org)
Each country, especially the emerging ones, have to back their health policy on the evidence brought by the research focused on health systems in order to implement sound, balanced health services for their citizens. Thailand Vietnam and India present in the video below their national institutes devoted to health systems research.