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Who can wait, should wait, by Jaume Puig-Junoy

[13/05/11]

In an article published on 11 May in the newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya, t he director of the Master's in Health and Medicine Economics and Pharmacoeconomics. Online gave his opinion on how hospitals should draw up a list of priorities adapted to the reduction in resources.

The director of the Health Economics Research Centre at Pompeu Fabra University stated that “the responses provided by hospitals for transferring the application of the public budget cuts show little imagination and are more typical of managers used to administrating increases year after year rather than of someone who has to justify healthcare results”. Puig-Junoy added his personal comment that “leaving aside whether the healthcare cuts are appropriate, I suspect that if hospitals were submitted to a suitable and healthy dose of competence, their response (…) would probably be radically different”.

Jaume Puig-Junoy is the director of the Master's in Health and Medicine Economics and Pharmacoeconomics. Online format and the International Master's in Health Economics and Pharmaeconomics (online) and is full lecturer in the Department of Business and Economics at Pompeu Fabra University. Puig-Junoy is director of the Health Economics Research Centre at the UPF.

Please click here to read the full article (in Spanish) published in El Periódico de Catalunya

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