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The Resource Selling our souls : the commodification of hospital care in the United States, Adam D. Reich

Selling our souls : the commodification of hospital care in the United States, Adam D. Reich

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Selling our souls : the commodification of hospital care in the United States
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Selling our souls
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the commodification of hospital care in the United States
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Adam D. Reich
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eng
Summary
Health care costs make up nearly a fifth of U.S. gross domestic product, but health care is a peculiar thing to buy and sell. Both a scarce resource and a basic need, it involves a physical and emotional vulnerability and at the same time it operates as big business. Patients have little choice but to trust those who provide them care, but even those providers confront a great deal of medical uncertainty about the services they offer. Selling our Souls looks at the contradictions inherent in one particular health care market - hospital care. Based on extensive interviews and observations across the three hospitals of one California city, the book explores the tensions embedded in the market for hospital care, how different hospitals manages these tensions, the historical trajectories driving disparities in contemporary hospital practice, and the perils and possibilities of various models of care. As Adam Reich shows, the book's three featured hospitals could not be more different in background or contemporary practice. PubliCare was founded in the late nineteenth century as an almshouse in order to address the needs of the destitute. HolyCare was founded by an order of nuns in the mid-twentieth century, offering spiritual comfort to the paying patient. And GroupCare was founded in the late twentieth century to rationalize and economize care for middle-class patients and their employers. Reich explains how these legacies play out today in terms of the hospitals' different responses to similar market pressures, and the varieties of care that result. -- from dust jacket
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non fiction
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Selling our souls : the commodification of hospital care in the United States, Adam D. Reich
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Selling our souls : the commodification of hospital care in the United States, Adam D. Reich
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wpz2n
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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Contents
Health Care for All -- Privileged Servants -- Feels Like Home -- Sacred Encounters -- Good Business -- The Martyred Heart -- Flourishing -- Disciplined Doctors -- Partnership
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1 online resource (233 pages)
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9781400850372
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illustrations
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