"Doctors Disciplined" examines how Austrian office-based public general practitioners (GPs) are affected by the administrative governance of Austria's public health insurance.
The introduction of electronic medical records (EMRs) has resulted in unprecedented changes for GPs' interactions with the insurance, patients, and peers. This book draws on concepts of disciplinary power and McDonaldization to shows that working with EMRs creates unique capacities for monitoring GPs' daily activities. These capacities affect the traditional freelance character of the profession immensely.
Dr. Jakob Schneider holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Vienna. He has previously worked in finance and strategy consulting.