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Title:Health Care Institutions, Medical Organizing, and Physicians: A Multilevel Analysis
Author(s):Barbour, Joshua Ben
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Lammers, John C.
Department / Program:Speech Communication
Discipline:Speech Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Sociology, Organizational
Abstract:Managed care---the dominant mode of health care organizing and financing today---may threaten physicians' satisfaction with practicing medicine, but research has revealed that it is not dissatisfying for physicians in all organizational settings. The institutional theory of organizational communication (ITOC) offers a multileveled explanation of physicians' reactions to managed care based on their institutional identifications and communication with managed care organizations. A multileveled analysis of data from physicians (n = 1,049) in practices (n = 492) investigates this explanation. The results suggest that institutional identifications moderate the relationship between the experience of managed care and physician satisfaction, and offer evidence for the importance of the communication between managed care representatives and physicians. The results also provide an example of the applicability of multilevel modeling for organizational and health communication research.
Issue Date:2006
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:96 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87524
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3242790
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2006


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