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So,you can assess whether someone is telling bullshit

Mr. Widmer, you have it hard: Everyone is interested in the health , but in health care it removes the most.
The health care actually seems to many to be complex, but it is very important to us: Every Ninth person in Switzerland, his income from it. It must have not all people, but at least those who make important Decisions, should already understand what it is.

you promise. But your book still has 60 pages – is it not shorter?
I don't think so. This is really a concentrate on the Essential of the Essential.

for whom is this intended?
Basically at all, but I have primarily thought of politicians, who are this year in the election campaign. The most does such a fast bleaching is good because you don't understand much from the topic.

How I would benefit from reading?
you would be able to understand messages about the health care system better and could assess whether someone is telling a bullshit, or if it has Hand and foot.

What everyone needs to know?
Many do not understand the difference between the cost and the financing of these costs. On the one hand, the wages, the hospitals, the medicines. On the other hand, the health insurance premiums and taxes. If we reduce the price of the premiums verb, it changes the at the cost of nothing, you distribute only the funding is different. It is also important to understand that the financing works strongly in solidarity: the Rich pay more than the poor, the Healthy pay the costs of the sick. Therefore, the company-funded costs must not grow faster than the income, otherwise we stretch solidarity. Up to the point where people are no longer willing to pay.

Instead of writing explanatory books, you would simplify but smarter healthcare, to make it understand the people.
Clearly, if that were possible. But a lot of it couldn't be easier. Health in itself is already very complicated, we are not able to agree on a common Definition. In addition, very many of the actors cavort in this field, which makes it complicated.

you don't do it with calculus complicated? The less people understand, the better the business runs.
This is the assumption I often hear, and I can't refute. Fact of the matter is: All who deserve it, have no interest to reduce costs. That's why I want to create transparency.

Who guarantees that your presentation is one-sided? You work for two hospitals.
I am a well-informed Insider and work with the various stakeholders. And in front of my students at the HSG, I would embarrass myself to the extreme, if the booklet would be one-sided and little sound.

a such a small volume Would not have to be distributed for free, so that it achieves his effect?
We will send around 3500 copies to politicians. And the Zurich health Director Thomas Heiniger has ordered 150 copies for its employees.

Because the healthcare system itself does not understand more?
no, as far as I would go. But apparently you can learn something.

you do not have to turn the nowadays, a Youtube movie, instead of writing a book?
we have not thought of until now. But if someone wants to make, you must write off at me and copy. The main thing, the Knowledge of the health care system.

Werner Widmer, Roland Siegenthaler: perspective in health care. Careum, 60 p., approximately 18 Fr. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 10.02.2019, 20:53 PM

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