Cultural Expectations and Wait Times
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The paper discusses how we live in a culture that has come to expect that all symptoms and illnesses should be treated by a medical professional in a hospital. The paper asserts that these cultural assumptions ignore the full state of health and holistic practices. The paper also shows how cultural expectations of medical care affects how long we believe is an appropriate amount of time to wait for physician services in the absence of data that reveals that health status would be improved if we decreased wait times.
From the Paper:"A popular topic in health care debates and in the media is the topic of wait times for physician and emergency room services. The Canadian government is currently in the process of determining how to reduce wait times for physician and hospital services and the expectations of how long a wait time should be seems to be dictating how long a patient should wait in the absence of data that backs up these expectations. The topic of wait times for physician and emergency services will be analyzed using the concepts of cultural standards of health care, health as a state and holistic medicine."
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