Meeting of the Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. Captiva Island, Florida (USA), 1997/01/18.
Health care costs have risen steadily for many years as a result of an inflationary reimbursement system, technologic advances, an aging population, and increasing patient expectations.
The growth of managed care organizations (MCOs) has accelerated rapidly in recent years as an attempt to control costs.
Because MCOs are involved with medicine, a moral enterprise, they enter the ethical arena.
In this report several of the ethical issues raised by the attempted union of potentially conflicting systems are explored.
The discussion focuses on four sets of relationships : physician-patient, physician-physician, patient-MCO and medicine-MCO as systems.
Some remedies for dealing with the conflicts raised are offered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Coût, Organisation, Relation médecin malade, Recommandation, Ethique, Homme, Relation médecin-médecin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Costs, Organization, Physician patient relation, Recommendation, Ethics, Human
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Cote : 98-0016094
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 17/04/1998.