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Cash limits, hospital prescribing and shrinking medical jurisdiction

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posted on 2024-06-03, 16:50 authored by WJ Jackson, AS Paterson, CKM Pong, Simona ScarparoSimona Scarparo
In recent years substantial research effort has been applied to the study of the introduction of accounting logics into medical practice, but little of that efforthas been applied to the area of the prescribing of medicines, especially in the hospital setting. This paper uses the sociology of the professions as a lens to analyse how policy and managerial initiatives promoting cost and budgetary concerns have affected medical jurisdiction and prescribing practice within the setting of Scottish acute hospitals. The findings suggest that the introduction of accounting logic is shrinking medical jurisdiction and stratifying the profession within the hospital setting.

History

Journal

Financial accountability & management

Volume

30

Pagination

403-429

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0267-4424

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Wiley

Issue

4

Publisher

Wiley