Stefan Timmermans is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University, and author of Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR (Temple), which was nominated for the C. Wright Mills Book Award. Marc Berg is Professor of Social Medical Sciences at the Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands, and author of Rationalizing Medical Work: A Study of Decision Support Techniques and Medical Practices.
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Politics of Standardization1. Standardization in Medicine in the Twentieth Century: The Emergence of the Paper-Based Patient Record2. Standards at Work: A Dynamic Transformation of Medicine3. From Autonomy to Accountability? Clinical Practice Guidelines and Professionalization4. Guidelines, Professionals, and the Production of Objectivity in Insurance Medicine5. Evidence-Based Medicine and Learning to Doctor6. Standardizing Risk: A Case Study of ThalidomideEpilogue: The Quest for QualityNotesBibliographyIndex