Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Horowitz, Ruth, 1947-

Title In the public interest : medical licensing and the disciplinary process / Ruth Horowitz
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2013]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (pages)
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Contents Public member, researcher, and public sociologist -- How licensure became a medical institution -- The Federal bureaucracy starts a public dialogue -- The state, the media, and the shaping of public opinion -- Rhetorics of law, medicine, and public interest shape board work -- Medical and legal discourses in investigatory committees -- Hearing and sanction deliberations : transparency and fact construction issues -- Democratic deliberation and public interest
Summary In the Public Interest investigates the mechanisms that democratic societies have used to certify that those working as licensed doctors are properly trained and supervised as they deliver critical services to the public. It analyzes the workings of the crucial public institutions charged with maintaining the safety and legitimacy of the U.S. medical profession and provides prescriptive measures, addresses problems in need of reform, and suggests new procedures, resource allocation, and educat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clinical competence -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Physicians -- Licenses -- United States.
Clinical Competence.
Government Regulation.
Licensure, Medical.
Professional Autonomy.
Professional Review Organizations.
Public Opinion.
United States.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012005097
ISBN 0813554268 (paperback; alk. paper)
0813554284 (electronic bk.)
9780813554266 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780813554280 (electronic bk.)