In Sickness and in Wealth: American Hospitals in the Twentieth Century Rosemary Stevens

ISBN: 9780465032235

Published: June 11th 1989

Hardcover

432 pages


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In Sickness and in Wealth: American Hospitals in the Twentieth Century  by  Rosemary  Stevens

In Sickness and in Wealth: American Hospitals in the Twentieth Century by Rosemary Stevens
June 11th 1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 432 pages | ISBN: 9780465032235 | 10.72 Mb

American hospitals are unique: a combination of public and private institutions that are at once charities and businesses, social welfare institutions and icons of U.S. science, wealth, and technical achievement. In Sickness and in Wealth helps usMoreAmerican hospitals are unique: a combination of public and private institutions that are at once charities and businesses, social welfare institutions and icons of U.S. science, wealth, and technical achievement. In Sickness and in Wealth helps us understand this huge and often contradictory industry and shows that throughout this century the voluntary not-for-profit hospitals have been profit-maximizing enterprises, even though they have viewed themselves as charities serving the community.

Although our hospitals have provided the most advanced medical care for acutely sick and curable patients, they have been much less successful in meeting the needs of the chronically ill and the socially disadvantaged.

That, Stevens concludes, is the next urgent task of social policy.



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