New Book: The Political Economy of the Hospital in History
Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-03-10
publication The Political Economy of the Hospital in History (Eds.
Martin Gorsky, Margarita Vilar-Rodríguez and Jerònia Pons-Pons) examines the
history of the hospital across different countries and times.
healthcare sector has grown and developed so its costs have risen, with
hospitals playing an essential role in healthcare and promoting economic
activities and employment. Hospitals are “at once the site of healing, the
locus of medical learning and a cornerstone of the welfare state”, and this
book explores their various social and economic roles, as well as the political
decisions that underlay their expansion.
Whilst previous publications have been single
hospital studies or have lacked the comparative range for a systematic,
in-depth review, The Political Economy examines the growth of
hospital systems. It compares case studies drawn from Europe to the Americas
and Asia to give a global reach. It focuses mainly on developments in the
twentieth century, whilst also discussing how earlier events or factors may
have laid the groundwork and shaped these.
publication also sheds light on the balance between the private and public
sector in a range of settings and countries, compares organisations and
hospital systems and investigates why and how the healthcare sector -and with
it the welfare state- was transformed over the years.
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