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Some limits to the hospital as a negotiated order

Authors
Journal
Social Science & Medicine
0277-9536
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(84)90086-8
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract This paper examines issues of freedom and constraint by employing the negotiated order perspective in an analysis of a merger of three health care institutions. The findings give support to the importance of negotiated order considerations in understanding the social organization of health care, for they suggest that there are some limits to negotiations which take place within medically dominated settings.

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