Consumerism in the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1981 Dec; 7(4): 187-190.
In the course of his 1980 Reith Lectures on medical ethics, Ian Kennedy discussed the consumer-provider model as the means by which the patient-physician relationship might be regulated, with the patient as consumer having a major role in establishing, monitoring, and enforcing standards of medical practice. Little, a psychiatrist, agrees that such consumer involvement would help to redress the inbalances of quality and availability in the present health care system. It could lighten the physician's burden and encourage an expanded role for doctors in health promotion. (KIE abstract)
Accountability; Competence; Doctors; Ethics; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Promotion; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Misconduct; Paternalism; Patient Participation; Physician Patient Relationship; Professional Competence; Professional Patient Relationship; Regulation; Review; Social Control; Social Dominance; Sociology; Sociology of Medicine; Standards;
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