Faculty Advisor

O'Connor, John T.

Abstract

Recent changes in health care financing have caused many physicians to feel they are losing autonomy and decision-making power to managed care corporations. One proposed solution is for physicians to form unions. This project examined the prospects of physician unionization to determine whether unionization may benefit the healthcare industry. It was found that the growth of physician unionization is impeded by existing legislation and that potential revisions of such legislation must take into consideration many valid concerns.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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