Accession Number:

ADA279537

Title:

The Doctor-Patient Relationship: A Model for Senior Leaders

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

As the nations leaders participate in vigorous debate in search of a national health care plan, this paper proposes a model of health care dynamics that is the underpinning of the entire process. Based on the authors twenty years of clinical medical practice and experience in executive leadership positions, he articulates a synergistic relationship between the doctor and the patient. The doctor is subject to pressures of practice that include training experience, desire for income, malpractice fears, peer pressure and command influence. The patient brings pressures to the relationship of a personal nature to include fear of death and dying, loss of control and consumer oriented demands of low prices, convenience and timeliness. All of these factors involve resource expenditure. In light of the additive effects of this dynamic relationship, new insights are achieved by clearly defining the goals of accessible, high quality, and affordable health care. Finally the model is used to examine several modern concepts in health care delivery, cost sharing and capitation budgeting. The conclusion is that the model, based on th doctor- patient relationship, will help senior leaders better understand the dynamic of the health care arena.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE