O naco de prosa seguinte fará, certamente, as delícias dos nossos liberais de pacotilha. Para quem o “opting out” e o alargamento do mercado de seguros são objectivos sagrados para a próxima legislatura laranja (?). Para já, o menino Passos Coelho vai ter que deixar na gaveta a sua proposta de revisão da constituição. Um dos maiores disparates políticos a que nos foi dado assistir nos últimos tempos.
Que veio na altura certa. Para animar a malta.
«The more interesting situation arises when hospitals tailor their characteristics in order to capture positive profits. Interviewees noted that the negotiations could be very different in these markets. A hospital director said the following: “In market X [where hospitals are very strong], the prices [the best hospitals] charge are based on their very high patient satisfaction results and their strong reputation. They can get high prices from any plan in the market and they don’t need them all.” The CEO of a small hospital in a different market had a similar story: “Large [hospitals] in this market can dictate whatever prices they want. The bigger names can demand the higher prices.” » In Katherine Ho’s paper titled “Insurer-Provider Networks in the Medical Care Market link