Medicine and the health professions: issues of dominance, autonomy and authority.

@article{Kenny1992MedicineAT,
  title={Medicine and the health professions: issues of dominance, autonomy and authority.},
  author={Dianna T. Kenny and Barbara Adamson},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={319-34}
}
Medical dominance of health care has traditionally been the organising principle in health care delivery. Medical power is manifested through the professional autonomy of doctors, through their pivotal role in the economics of health services, through dominance over allied health occupational groups, through administrative influence, and through the collective influence of medical associations. Using Friedson's four factor definition of medical dominance, a structured interview schedule was… CONTINUE READING