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How the Government Created the Hospital Industry

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

When hospitals emerged as centers of technologically based care in the mid-twentieth century, public access was uneven. In response, the federal government poured billions of dollars into hospital ... More


Now and Then

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is largely a creation of Medicare: the institution of prospective payment for hospital care in 1983 led to early discharge of patients from the hospital. For frail, ... More


The March of Time, 1965–2015

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter traces the evolution of office-based care from the small, intimate, low-tech practice of the 1960s to the multi-physician, rule-driven, computerized practice of 2015. The changes are ... More


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