ERIC Number: EJ365912
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Organizational Constraints as Communicative Variables in Bureaucratic Medical Settings: A Case Study of Patient-Initiated Referral Talk in Independent Practice Association-Affiliated Practices.
Freeman, Sarah H.
Discourse Processes, v10 n4 p385-400 Oct-Dec 1987
Notes that the rapid rise in private practice of an economic model known as "contract medicine" (such as the HMO) has introduced powerful new organizational constraints on interaction between member physicians and their patients. Examines the negotiation of specialty referral in two practices participating in contract plans. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Special Issue: Discourse as Organziational Process.