Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 25

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 25 - Sociology of...

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Sociology of Healthcare and Medicine Class 25 – Foreign Healthcare Systems I. Russia - Docs are not prestigious and underpaid - Everyone smokes even in hospitals A. Breakup of Soviet Union 1991 B. Russian life expectancy has fallen C. State run health care D. Surge in infectious disease 1. TB: U.S: 10 Russia :80. Prisons are incubators of tuberculosis 2. Syphillis: U.S.: 20 out of 100,000 Russia: 200/100,000 3. HIV: Rising faster than any other places on earth 4. Hepatitis II. Canada A. Overview - 1971: created a national health insurance, where they eliminated the private industry for making profit B. Provincial insurance coverage - No limits on routine services - No co-payment, no deductibles - Very low paperwork, not much bother for patient or doc - Canada spends less on healthcare than the U.S. - It’s not perfect because they’re having trouble finding money to cover their national health insurance. 1971: Canada and U.S. spends about the same per person on healthcare. Now Canada spends
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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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Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 25 - Sociology of...

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