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Consumerism in medicine challenging physician authority by Marie R. Haug

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Published by Sage Publications in Beverly Hills .
Written in English


  • Physician and patient.,
  • Power (Social sciences),
  • Consumers.,
  • Consumer participation.,
  • Consumer advocacy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMarie Haug, Bebe Lavin.
ContributionsLavin, Bebe.
LC ClassificationsR727.3 .H37 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination239 p. :
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3171503M
ISBN 100803921136
LC Control Number83013695

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Healthcare Digital Transformation: How Consumerism, Technology and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future: Medicine & Health Science Books @ (15).   International Journal of Health Services 18(2), Cassell, E. () The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine. Oxford University Press, New York. Consumerism, reflexivity and medicine Commonwealth Department of Health () Health Care and the Consumer. Australian Government, by: Consumer-Driven Healthcare: A subset of healthcare consumerism has a similar name, Consumer Driven Healthcare (CDH.) CDH usually describes the insurance aspects of healthcare only, including the various types of insurance plans, supplements, and subsets available such as Health Savings Accounts.; Insurance Choice: Patients can choose their insurance coverage.   The process is so bewildering to the average consumer that fully 3 out of 10 of them are deferring necessary treatment in order to avoid the confusion and expense. That’s bad. And it gets worse. The Impact of Consumerism on Health Care. 4 out of 5 consumers admit to finding it difficult to compare cost and quality during the decision process.

This book provides the reader with a broad policy analysis of a main set of tools aimed at realising an increasingly appreciated aspect of late modern democracy: green political consumerism. Imagine a healthcare system where everyone in the U.S. is a knowledgeable, savvy consumer of medical services and plays an active role in purchasing and consuming the services they receive. With the advent of healthcare consumerism – a movement to make the delivery of healthcare services more efficient and cost-effective – it may be here.   Ma - Consumerism in healthcare is here to stay, but the industry needs some fixes to drive patient empowerment and assist patients who face growing financial responsibility, according to a policy brief from healthcare researchers at Rice University.. Patients are increasingly prepared to interact with the medical industry as consumers rather than as passive patients, the .   Research has associated consumerism and materialism with low self-esteem and the feelings of loneliness and unhappiness. A series of studies published in the journal, Motivation and Emotion showed that as people become more materialistic, their sense of wellbeing and purpose is reduced and if they become less materialistic, it rises.. While materialism is good for the economy, .

11 J.C. Robinson, “Reinvention of Health Insurance in the Consumer Era,” Journal of the American Medical Association , no. 15 (): – Crossref, Google Scholar, Google Scholar. The era of consumerism in health care has arrived. Direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, health newsletters from leading hospitals and medical schools, and, most importantly, the near-ubiquity of the Internet have made it easy for consumers to obtain information about their medical conditions and possible treatments. This presents health care providers and patients with both. Consumerism arises when purchasers acquire goods and services from sources other than experts. In medicine, this means patients’ receiving health services and information from sources like the Internet and direct-to-patient advertising. At its best, consumerism fosters empowerment, a focus on consumer . Check out this quote from the book: Consumerism makes the world less rich and beautiful. Reply. Harsh Tripathy says. August 6, at PM. Your blog strikes me because this is about getting a minimal lifestyle and still be happy. I can relate it to my daily life. I .