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“Stuff Gets Missed”: An Introduction to a Growing Health Care Crisis

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter describes the increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) plaguing hospitals across the United States, Canada, and Europe. It outlines the dangers of ... More


Cleaning Up

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This concluding chapter suggests measures for hospitals to reduce infection, as well as provide better economic opportunities for the working poor. Countries such as the Netherlands and Norway have ... More


The ecology and evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Carl T. Bergstrom and Michael Feldgarden

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics with near certainty after several years of widespread use. Resistance can evolve via several genetic mechanisms and spread through and between species via ... More


Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Dan Zuberi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

To cut costs and maximize profits, hospitals in the United States and many other countries are outsourcing such tasks as cleaning and food preparation to private contractors. To examine this ... More


Evolutionary control of infectious disease in low-income countries

Paul W. Ewald

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

An evolutionary suggests that health interventions can reduce not only the frequency of infectious disease but also the harmfulness of the causal organisms. Interventions that may accomplish this ... More


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