Editorial: do kick into gear, Mr OssinovskiOpinion
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- Estonia-Latvia borderlands merger makes Riigikogu splash A Tale of Two Cities, Baltic contemporary versionLocal News
- Ukrainian gynaecologist to leave HiiumaaHealth
- The state to again alter pension systemEconomyAfter every five years the state analyses if our pension system is financially and socially sustainable. Again, a fresh related report is being prepared. What's more: in its action programme, the government has promised to consider introducing flexible retirement age and faster rise of base amount of pensions – a task which the ministries have indeed been performing this past year both by meeting interest groups and analyzing Excel tables.
- Estonian health sector workers accept conciliator's pay proposalLocal News
- Estonia in Ebola readinessHealth
- President Ilves at the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous PeoplesLocal News
- Editorial: rise in responsibility boosts personal healthOpinionA couple of weeks ago, Postimees published an opinion article by health expert Ain Aaviksoo on changes needed in Estonian healthcare system. One thing Mr Aaviksoo pointed out was importance of personal responsibility: health damaged through years of bad behaviour will not be fixed by a brief visit to doctor’s, or some days spent at a hospital.
- On value of solidarity in healthcareHealthHealth Insurance Fund (HIF) chief executive Tanel Ross ponders the topic raised by healthcare expert Ain Aaviksoo: is Estonian version of financing healthcare obsolete and in need of greater patient participation and responsibility? Is it right to redistribute healthy people’s money to those that are sick?
- German study lists Estonia’s strengths and weaknessesLocal News
- Editorial: the manifold matters of medical errorsOpinionApparently, good may come from the European Union, after blunders with banana bends prescribed. The cross-border treatment directive entering into force this October necessitates general insurance for all patients and medical institutions alike. Estonia’s current lack of such system does pose and extra risk for doctors, while not hindering implementation of the directive.
- Swift compensation in sight for treatment errorsLocal NewsWhile currently a lengthy path to prove medical treatment mistakes must be trodden by patients, in order to get complications compensations from providers of healthcare, the process will be simplified and shortened for both parties – by medical institutions liability insurance now in the pipeline. Compensations may shrink, though.
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