Cash Limits, Hospital Prescribing and Shrinking Medical Jurisdiction

Audrey Sadie Paterson, William John Jackson, Chris Pong, Simona Scarparo

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Abstract

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 effort has 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-429
Number of pages27
JournalFinancial Accountability and Management
Volume30
Issue number4
Early online date8 Oct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords

  • cash limits
  • hospital prescribing
  • medical jurisdiction

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