210 Class 3 – Topics in Medical Sociology Continued
XIV. Organization of health care providers A. Education and training of physicians, nurses, physician assistants 1. Medical students are overworked and underpaid
B. Professional relationships among health care providers C. Factors that interfere with their working together
XV. Sociology of the hospital A. Very complex social organization 1. Medical hierarchy 2. Business hierarchy B. Different types of hospitals with different rules 1. Public vs. private 2. For-profit vs. non-profit
C. Increasing costs - a crisis in hospital financing 1. Issue of duplicate hospital resources D. Managed care evolved primarily to reduce hospital costs
XVI.Social change and health care A. Medicine is still a male dominated occupational field B. But over 50% of medical school students are women C. Pay of medical specialties reflects society's values
XVII.International comparisons of medical care A. What can we learn from other countries' successes
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- Sociology, national health insurance