Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 22

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 22 - Class 22 The...

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Class 22 – The Rise of the Manage Care I. Rationing A. Economic – free market determines Medical care B. Implicit – doctor makes decisions on Medical care C. Explicit II. Economic and Implicit rationing not enough A. Economic rationing did not work B. Implicit rationing did not work C. Implicit rationing not enough to control skyrocketing costs in US medical care system 1. Limiting in hospital care to save a lot of money III. Free market model – it fail for medical care A. Assumes consumers can decide what services to buy – making rational decisions 1. However they would need to know all information and understand it B. Assumes law of supply and demand 1. Distributes goods and services to sickest – usually the poorest people 2. Control cost C. Assume link between costs and quality of service 1. This is not true in medical care because there is no link IV. Free market model works well when buying a car (or anything else) A. Customer easily collects information on care B. Test the car
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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 22 - Class 22 The...

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