Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 15

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Physicians Public gives physicians a “labor market shelter” o In return for assumed high quality care, docs are given a monopoly over medicine Control the price and quality of their product Control the evaluation of other doctors and the regulation and licensing of new doctors o Docs are not “held accountable” for the results of their work o High work, High pay Social profile o Physicians tend to be urban, white, male, upper-middle class But that’s changing Sex ratio is changing, more women are in the field The gender ratio will become even soon Being a doctor is a big challenge High needs for achievement and high endurance, physical and mental High status High income Average salary for doctors Note: physicians have expenses like mal practice insurance, staff and office expenses that are not reflected in these data Range from 487,000- to 179,000 High tech effect- high technology relates to higher salary, have to master the new technology Pediatrics and family medicine do not have to use high tech Gender are more in high tech, women are in lower pay interpersonal tech portion Primary care effect, lower doctors are the
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Hanssell during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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