The Resource Rationalizing medical work : decision-support techniques and medical practices, Marc Berg

Rationalizing medical work : decision-support techniques and medical practices, Marc Berg

Label
Rationalizing medical work : decision-support techniques and medical practices
Title
Rationalizing medical work
Title remainder
decision-support techniques and medical practices
Statement of responsibility
Marc Berg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Our response to the skyrocketing cost and nonuniform delivery of medical care has been a call for the rationalizing of medical practice through decision-support techniques. These tools, which include protocols, decision analysis, and expert systems, have generated much debate. Advocates argue that they will make medical practice more rational, more uniform, and more efficient and that they will transform the "art" of medical work into a "science." Critics argue that formal tools cannot and should not supplant humans in most real-life tasks." "Marc Berg takes the issues raised by advocates and critics as points of departure for investigation, rather than as positions to choose from. Drawing on insights and methodologies from science and technology studies, he attempts to understand what "rationalizing medical practices" means: what these tools do and how they work in concrete medical practices. Rather than take a stand for or against decision-support techniques, he shows how they transform medical practices and discusses what is gained and what is lost." "Berg investigates how new discourses on medical work and its problems are linked to the development of decision-support tools. Studying the construction of several individual technologies, he looks at what medical work consists of and how the new technologies figure in and transform it. Although he focuses on decision-support techniques in the field of medicine, the issues he raises are relevant wherever rationalizing techniques are being debated or constructed. Touching upon broader issues of standardization, universality, localization, and the politics of technology, Berg addresses problems that are central to medical sociology, technology studies, and tool design."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Marc
Dewey number
610
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R723.5
LC item number
.B47 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 84.7 B493r 1997
Series statement
Inside technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Médecine
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Medicine
  • Decision support systems
  • Medische handelingen
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Expert Systems
Label
Rationalizing medical work : decision-support techniques and medical practices, Marc Berg
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1467
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Withering Flower of Our Civilization: Reconceptualizing Postwar Medical Practice -- 2. Multiple Rationalities: The Different Voices of Decision-Support Techniques -- 3. Getting a Tool to Work: Disciplining a Practice to a Formalism -- 4. Of Nodes, Nurses, and Negotiations: The Localization of a Tool -- 5. Supporting Decision-Support Techniques: Medical Work and Formal Tools -- 6. Producing Tools and Practices
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access to Internet version restricted to York University faculty, staff and students
Isbn
9780585002859
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854103
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854103
Label
Rationalizing medical work : decision-support techniques and medical practices, Marc Berg
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1467
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Withering Flower of Our Civilization: Reconceptualizing Postwar Medical Practice -- 2. Multiple Rationalities: The Different Voices of Decision-Support Techniques -- 3. Getting a Tool to Work: Disciplining a Practice to a Formalism -- 4. Of Nodes, Nurses, and Negotiations: The Localization of a Tool -- 5. Supporting Decision-Support Techniques: Medical Work and Formal Tools -- 6. Producing Tools and Practices
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access to Internet version restricted to York University faculty, staff and students
Isbn
9780585002859
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854103
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854103

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