Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology
Past research shows that a small percentage of health care employees commit an assortment of criminal acts while on the job. Missing from previous research, however, is an examination of the effects such acts have on the poor (i.e. the victims). This paper fills this void by considering the effects of three broadly defined health care crimes: Medicaid fraud, elder abuse, and prescription fraud. In addition to the direct victimization experiences of those served by me health care system, the physical, economic, and time losses are also considered. Implications for future research and policy are provided.
Original Publication Citation
Payne, B. K. (1998). Conceptualizing the impact of health care crimes on the poor. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 26(2), 159-167.
Payne, Brian K., "Conceptualizing the Impact of Health Care Crimes on the Poor" (1998). Sociology & Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 14.