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Title: Retten til behandling
Authors: Møller, Kasper Pihl
Advisor: Andersen, Nina Vinther
Keywords: sundhed
Examination Date: 30-Apr-2011
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2011
Abstract: This master thesis concerning the Danish governments ”free choice” policy on health care, which gives patients the right to an operation within a month. This is also know as a ”guaranty of operation”, and it has had far stretching consequences for the Danish healthcare system. The number of operations has escalated – especially within the orthopedic disorders – and at the same time private healthcare has grown dramatically. The master thesis consists of a journalistic production and an academic report. The first consist of a series of articles, that deals with the effects of ”free choice”, including the fact that many patients end up with getting an unnecessary operation. The opportunity to get an operation within a short period of time means,that patients get operated for disorders, that scientist have proved will heal without operation after a period of time. Especially private hospitals choose to operate, instead of referring the patient to rehabilitation. The cornerstone in the journalistic production is a journalistic straw poll among leading orthopedic doctors. The academic report concerns the work with this straw poll, and is a methodical and theoretical reflection over the advantages and disadvantages, there have been in using this type of research. The conclusion is that there have been a majority of advantages. One of the reasons is that it has been impossible to find comparable data for operations in public and private healthcare. The journalistic straw poll is a relatively undescribed subject in media theory, and therefore the thesis uses the scientific survey as a starting point for a theoretical and methodical discussion of the journalistic production.
Subject: Thesis
Education: Journalistik / Journalism - Master thesis
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Journalistik rapporter / Journalism projects

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