The Relationship Between Type of Insurance and Time Spent Explaining Diagnosis and Treatment

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Title:
The Relationship Between Type of Insurance and Time Spent Explaining Diagnosis and Treatment
Author:
Patterson, Jon Patrick
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to look at the effects that patient insurance coverage can have on the time spent between the physician and patient discussing the physiology of the patient's condition as well as its treatment. Given previous studies it was thought that the patients with private insurance would spend a greater amount of time with their physician discussing diagnosis and treatment. The data for this study was collected by using volunteer observers to follow physicians and observe them as they interacted with their patients. The limited amount of data that was acquired indicated partially supported the hypothesis in that the patients with Medicaid spent the least amount of time communicating with their physician. It was also found that reimbursement rates have little impact on time spent on physician-patient communication. It is recommended that the study be repeated in order to gain a much larger sample size and therefore more accurate results.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.H.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Type of Insurance and Time Spent Explaining Diagnosis and Treatmenten_US
dc.creatorPatterson, Jon Patricken_US
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Jon Patricken_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to look at the effects that patient insurance coverage can have on the time spent between the physician and patient discussing the physiology of the patient's condition as well as its treatment. Given previous studies it was thought that the patients with private insurance would spend a greater amount of time with their physician discussing diagnosis and treatment. The data for this study was collected by using volunteer observers to follow physicians and observe them as they interacted with their patients. The limited amount of data that was acquired indicated partially supported the hypothesis in that the patients with Medicaid spent the least amount of time communicating with their physician. It was also found that reimbursement rates have little impact on time spent on physician-patient communication. It is recommended that the study be repeated in order to gain a much larger sample size and therefore more accurate results.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.H.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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