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Conclusion

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book has examined the commodification of hospital care in the United States. It has looked at PubliCare Hospital, HolyCare Hospital, and GroupCare Hospital to highlight the contradictions ... More


Good Business

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the link between Emergency Medical Incorporated's financial success and the quality of hospital care it ultimately was able to provide. Emergency Medical Incorporated, one of ... More


The summation of poverty

Ann Oakley

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter comes from Richard Titmuss's book, Poverty and population, which describes the concentration of poverty, poor diet, and premature death in certain social groups and regions. It analyses ... More


Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Terry L. Leap

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

U.S. health care is a $2.5 trillion system that accounts for more than 17 percent of the nation's GDP. It is also highly susceptible to fraud. Estimates vary, but some observers believe that as much ... More


Formalizing Responses to Research Hazards

Sydney A. Halpern

in Lesser Harms: The Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314518
eISBN:
9780226314532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314532.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Between the mid-1930s and mid-1950s, a discernable shift took place in the organizational management of research hazards. Of the three approaches to research risks adopted by organizational ... More


The Major Health Care Fraud Laws

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the major health care fraud laws in the United States. There are five laws that are specific to health care fraud and abuse: the 1972 anti-kickback statute, the Stark Law ... More


The irresponsible society

Adrian Sinfield

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter opens with a challenge to ‘socialists — to re-define the inherent illogicalities and contradictions in the managerial capitalist system’. Titmuss explores the impact of the ‘the changing ... More


Health Care Systems in the United States and the United Kingdom: A Lifetime of Change

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter contextualizes the US and the UK health care systems. It presents an example on how hospitals in the two countries assist laboring mothers. In the United States, a woman who is ... More


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