The medical profession and the corporatization of the health sector
- J. Warren Salmon
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This article describes the most important determinant of contemporary American medical practice: the corporatization of the health care delivery system. It argues that there is an urgent need for greater reflection by physicians on the values inherent in profit-based health care and on the implications of such a model of care. Other pressures on the medical profession and several available responses are examined. The article then poses a challenge to the profession to assume a more forthright advocacy for social equity in health care provision.
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- The medical profession and the corporatization of the health sector
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- Cost containment
- Professional autonomy
- Right to health care
- Social ethics
- J. Warren Salmon (1)
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- 1. School of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Box 4348, 60680, Chicago, IL, USA