The Company Doctor: Risk, Responsibility, and Corporate Professionalism

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To limit the skyrocketing costs of their employees' health insurance, companies such as Dow, Chevron, and IBM, as well as many large HMOs, have increasingly hired physicians to supervise the medical care they provide. As Elaine Draper argues in The Company Doctor , company doctors are bound by two conflicting ideals: serving the medical needs of their patients while protecting the company's bottom line. Draper analyzes the advent of the corporate physician both as an independent phenomenon, and as an index of contemporary ...

The Company Doctor: Risk, Responsibility, and Corporate Professionalism 2005, Russell Sage Foundation, New York

ISBN-13: 9780871542908

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