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algorithms detecting deviant health care use in French Health Insurance databases

11 Nov

French health insurance for salaried executes algorithms on its databases with a public health purpose. The following published articles aim to target potential deviant behaviours or abuses that put at risk the health of the insured.

Patterns of methylphenidate use and assessment of its abuse and diversion in two French administrative areas using a proxy of deviant behaviour determined from a reimbursement database: main trends from 2005 to 2008.

Frauger E, Pauly V, Natali F, Pradel V, Reggio P, Coudert H, Thirion X, Micallef J.

CNS Drugs. 2011 May;25(5):415-24. doi: 10.2165/11587640-000000000-00000.

Select item 206927782.

Which indicators can public health authorities use to monitor prescription drug abuse and evaluate the impact of regulatory measures? Controlling High Dosage Buprenorphine abuse.

Pauly V, Frauger E, Pradel V, Rouby F, Berbis J, Natali F, Reggio P, Coudert H, Micallef J, Thirion X.

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jan 1;113(1):29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.06.016. Epub 2010 Aug 8.

Select item 198204053.

Estimation of clonazepam abuse liability: a new method using a reimbursed drug database.

Frauger E, Pauly V, Thirion X, Natali F, Pradel V, Reggio P, Rouby F, Coudert H, Micallef J.

Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2009 Nov;24(6):318-24. doi: 10.1097/YIC.0b013e328330ae4b.


Assessment of abuse potential of benzodiazepines from a prescription database using ‘doctor shopping’ as an indicator.

Pradel V, Delga C, Rouby F, Micallef J, Lapeyre-Mestre M.

CNS Drugs. 2010 Jul;24(7):611-20. doi: 10.2165/11531570-000000000-00000.


Mandatory health care insurance: arguments of the pros and cons

2 Dec

Here below is a link toward a blogger who listed 21 arguments attempting demonstrate why and how people could afford themselves to avoid to subscribe to a mandatory health care insurance.


In my point of view, this kind of discourse do not consider two corner stones of the issue of health care insurance: solidarity (or in other word compassion toward our less wealthy fellow citizens) and the disproportional cost of the modern cares compared with the financing capacity of a single person.

Nonetheless the blogger’s propositions related to the chronic diseases prevention should be implemented. But the are not sufficient in case of an accidental damage.


My husband, your president

6 May

Presidential election: a meeting at the Virginia Commonwealth University.

Today France votes for electing its president. We have seen a lot of discourses and meeting an debates by our beloved French candidates. But let’s take a look at how a candidate to the presidential election expresses his program in a foreign country like the US of America for example.
A one and a half hour-long broadcast of a Barack’s and Michelle Obama’s speak in Virginia yesterday (May 5th 2012) in view of the November election in North America. The meeting begin with good sound (soul and rock music) and good vibe, then a lecture by Michelle, the spouse of the current president. We believe that in this country nobody should be bankrupted because he is sick 23 she says among other thoughts. And at the end of her speak, she says: Virginia I introduce to you my Husband and your president: President Barack Obama 32: 59.

In his program he puts education in the first place and then he makes choices for a cleaner energy than oil. He wants to end the war in Irak and Afghanistan after a decade of war. For budget balance he wants the healthiest Americans to pay a little bit more. He wants to allow young people to stay covered by their parents health care insurance. He wants an affordable birth control.

He also says: “We want our businesses to succeed but corporations aren’t people, people are people, in this country people succeed when they have a chance to get decent education and learn new skills 47:54. And by the way so do the businesses that hire those people or the companies that those people start. Our country is stronger when we can count on affordable health care and medicare and social security 49:20”

Near the end of his intervention Barack Obama declares that his campaign is about hope, changes and ordinary people 1:10
He concludes by God bless you and god bless the United States of America 1:12 and Michelle joins him on stage and makes some steps of rock and roll dance. And finally they leave the congress hall together, shaking hands. What a wonderful couple!

It seems that exactly like the two French candidates does in May the 6th, Barack will need a little help of his supporters in November the 6th.

Note: the numbers spread all over the text are the minutes (and hour in the end) of the video’s time counter.

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