Sociology of healthcare-Essay

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for this time limit work, you will have to read THE REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: WEITZ,R.(2012). THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH,ILLNESS AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH.(6TH ed.).Boston: Wadsworth. (ISBN:1111828792)


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Here are some questions to guide your reading:

•Who are the players involved in health care in the United States? What are their interests and how does that impact the care they provide and who they provide it to?

•Why have health care costs risen in the United States?

•How has the public’s health benefited from access to high technology medical interventions? Would the health of the public be better or worse if we spent less on high technology and more on primary care—lessening access to high technology while increasing access to primary care?

•What factors account for the rise of managed care? What are the potential pitfalls and benefits of managed care?

•What kinds of health care reforms do you think are necessary? What stakeholders would be likely to oppose those reforms?

I’d also like you to take some time to review the following websites:

•The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Reform Source ( provides state-by-state data on health care reform in the United States, including changes in laws, health-care related surveys, a health reform subsidy calculator in which users can estimate their premiums and assistance based on their personal information, and a section on “how reform works” with several videos explaining aspects of the recent health care reform.

•State Health Facts ( hosts data on incidence rates for a variety of health indicators for all 50 U.S. states. Users can view state profiles with a wide range of health-related information, from insurance coverage and per capita health spending to death rates and life expectancies. A state-by-state comparison tool is also available to examine differences in health indicators between states.

•The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care ( examines variations in regional patterns of health care utilization in the United States. It provides data and maps on topics such as surgical procedures, Medicare reimbursements, hospital use, end-of-life care, and hospital and physician capacity.

•The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey provides a large amount of survey data on health costs in the United States. Users can generate tables for MEPS data on different variables and years using the site’s MEPSNet query tools.

There is a wealth of data available here. What interests you? Surprises you?