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The privatization of health and the defense of the public system in Quebec, Canada
Silvana Forti
Social Medicine , 2010,
Abstract: The Canadian health care system – known as “Medicare” or “Assurance-maladie” in Quebec – was created to ensure Canadians free access to health care services and medications. The health system is both publicly funded and administered. It has been built on five principles laid out in the Canada Health Act (1984); these are: Public Administration, Comprehensiveness, Universality, Portability, and Accessibility. In sum, the right to health has been at the organizational core of the Canadian health system. Provinces and territories administer and deliver most of the health services in Canada. This is done through provincial and territorial health insurance plans which are required to follow the national principles set out in the Canada Health Act. Since its creation, the Canadian health care system has undergone important changes and reforms. However, until a few years ago each major reform of the system retained the principles of justice and equity as core values. Quebec adopted the Health and Social Services Act in December 1971. The Quebec health care system was established with a mandate to maintain, improve, and restore the health and well-being of the entire Quebec population, making health and social services accessible to all. Health and social services in Quebec are administered jointly. This specificity, which has been adopted by other health care systems, has the advantage of allowing a comprehensive response to the health and social needs of the population. Since the 80s there has been a worldwide trend towards the privatization of public services. In order to describe developments in the Quebec health care system, we interviewed Dr Marie-Claude Goulet (M-CG), chair of the organization Médecins québécois pour le régime public (MQRP) [Quebec Physicians for a Public System] , an organization campaigning against the commercialization of health care in Quebec. The MQRP is an umbrella organization made up of various groups from Quebec province; it is part of the larger Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) network. CDM was created in May of 2006 because of physician concerns about the trend towards privatization of the country’s health care services. As a member of ALAMES North America, I was interested in hearing the perspective of a Latin American working in the Quebec health care system. How did the experience of privatization in a Latin American country compare to what is currently taking place in Quebec? To this end I interviewed Dr Fernando álvarez (FA), an Argentinian pediatrician who had worked in the Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires. For the
Giancarlo Mazzuca, Luciano Foglietta, Sangue romagnolo. I compagni del Duce. Arpinati, Bombacci, Nanni
Forti, Steven
Storicamente , 2011,
Abstract: Review of Giancarlo Mazzuca, Luciano Foglietta, Sangue romagnolo. I compagni del Duce. Arpinati, Bombacci, Nanni
Revista de Ciencia Política , 2006,
Business Process Modeling Notation - An Overview
Alexandra Forti
Annals. Computer Science Series , 2006,
Abstract: BPMN represents an industrial standard created to offer a common and user friendly notation to all the participants to a business process. The present paper aims to briefly present the main features of this notation as well as an interpretation of some of the main patterns characterizing a business process modeled by the working fluxes.
Biogenic speleothems: an overview.
Forti Paolo
International Journal of Speleology , 2001,
Abstract: The idea that speleothems may be somehow influenced by living organisms is rather old, but specific studies have only started in the last few decades and presently there are only a couple of systematic papers on this topic. The role of micro-organisms is perhaps the best investigated even if it is not fully understood, while studies over upper organisms and speleothems in a cavern environment are scarce and details are not always given on the involved genetic mechanisms. The aim of the present paper is to give an updated overview on these topics in order to enhance the interest of the scientific community. In fact the complex biochemical reactions involved in the development of the different cave deposits, though still not well understood, clearly have an interest and an importance far exceeding the simple speleogenetic interest.
Speleothems and cave minerals in gypsum caves
Forti P.
International Journal of Speleology , 1996,
Abstract: For many years gypsum karst was considered to contain little of interest from the point of view of chemical deposits. Relatively recently a general study of speleothems has begun within gypsum karst areas in different climatic zones around the world. So far this ongoing research has shown that gypsum karst can be very interesting in terms of its contained chemical deposits. In this chapter, all that is currently known about speleothems in gypsum caves is reported systematically, and the distinctive climatic control over them is emphasised.
CKM Parameters and Rare B Decays
Francesco Forti
Physics , 2005, DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X0603268X
Abstract: Measurements of the angles and sides of the unitarity triangle and of the rates of rare B meson decays are crucial for the precise determination of Standard Model parameters and are sensitive to the presence of new physics particles in the loop diagrams. In this paper the recent measurements performed in this area by Babar and Belle will be presented. The direct measurement of the angle alpha is for the first time as precise as the indirect determination. The precision of the V_ub determination has improved significantly with respect to previous measurement. New limits on B->tau nu decays are presented, as well as updated measurements on b->s radiative transitions and a new observation of b->d gamma transition made by Belle.
Quasi-selective and weakly Ramsey ultrafilters
Marco Forti
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: Selective ultrafilters are characterized by many equivalent properties, in particular the Ramsey property that every finite colouring of unordered pairs of integers has a homogeneous set in U, and the equivalent property that every function is nondecreasing on some set in U. Natural weakenings of these properties led to the inequivalent notions of weakly Ramsey and of quasi-selective ultrafilter, introduced and studied in [1] and [4], respectively. U is weakly Ramsey if for every finite colouring of unordered pairs of integers there is a set in U whose pairs share only two colours, while U is f-quasi-selective if every function g < f is nondecreasing on some set in U. (So the quasi-selective ultrafilters of [4] are here id-quasi selective.) In this paper we consider the relations between various natural cuts of the ultrapowers of N modulo weakly Ramsey and f-quasi-selective ultrafilters. In particular we characterize those weakly Ramsey ultrafilters that are isomorphic to a quasi-selective ultrafilter.
Leibniz's Principles and Topological Extensions
Marco Forti
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: Three philosophical principles are often quoted in connection with Leibniz: "objects sharing the same properties are the same object", "everything can possibly exist, unless it yields contradiction", "the ideal elements correctly determine the real things". Here we give a precise formulation of these principles within the framework of the Topological Extensions of [8], structures that generalize at once compactifications, completions, and nonstandard extensions. In this topological context, the above Leibniz's principles appear as a property of separation, a property of compactness, and a property of analyticity, respectively. Abiding by this interpretation, we obtain the somehow surprising conclusion that these Leibnz's principles can be fulfilled in pairs, but not all three together.
A simple algebraic characterization of nonstandard extensions
Marco Forti
Mathematics , 2011,
Abstract: We introduce the notion of "functional extension" of a set X, by means of two natural algebraic properties of the operator * on unary functions. We study the connections with ultrapowers of structures with universe X, and we give a simple characterization of those functional extensions that correspond to limit ultrapower extensions. In particular we obtain a purely algebraic proof of Keisler's characterization of nonstandard (= complete elementary) extensions.
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