Medical Work in America: Essays on Health Care

Paperback | September 10, 1989

byEliot Freidson

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In this collection of essays, the distinguished medical sociologist Eliot Freidson examines the current status of the American medical profession. Showing that present-day health care policies and increasingly restrictive health insurance contracts adversely affect both doctor-patient and colleague relationships, Freidson offers a number of controversial proposals designed to avoid dehumanization of patients while reducing costs.

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For this reason, while its concern is with health care in general, this book focuses on the medical profession and the medical practitioner in particular. Its essays address the social characteristics of medical work in America, how today's economic and administrative pressures are changing that work, and what choices both the public a...

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In this collection of essays, the distinguished medical sociologist Eliot Freidson examines the current status of the American medical profession. Showing that present-day health care policies and increasingly restrictive health insurance contracts adversely affect both doctor-patient and colleague relationships, Freidson offers a numb...

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For this reason, while its concern is with health care in general, this book focuses on the medical profession and the medical practitioner in particular. Its essays address the social characteristics of medical work in America, how today's economic and administrative pressures are changing that work, and what choices both the public a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 1989Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300041586

ISBN - 13:9780300041583

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For this reason, while its concern is with health care in general, this book focuses on the medical profession and the medical practitioner in particular. Its essays address the social characteristics of medical work in America, how today's economic and administrative pressures are changing that work, and what choices both the public and the medical profession now face.