The Political Economy of the Hospital in History
Martin Gorsky, Margarita Vilar-Rodríguez, Jerònia Pons-Pons, Ana Nemi, Barry Doyle, Axel C. Hüntelmann, Beatrix Hoffman, Jin Xu, Anne Mills, Melissa Hibbard, Balázs Szélinger & Frank GrombirDownload eBook Read this Book Download PDF Buy this Book
The modern hospital is at once the site of healing, the locus of medical learning and a cornerstone of the welfare state. Its technological and infrastructural costs have transformed health services into one of today's fastest growing sectors, absorbing substantial proportions of national income in both developed and emerging economies. The aim of this book is to examine this growth in different countries, with a main focus on the twentieth century, and also with a backward glance to earlier shaping forces. It will explore the hospital's economic history, the relationship between public and private forms of provision, and the political context in which health systems were constructed. The collection advances the historical world map of different hospital models, ranging across Spain, Brazil, Germany, East and Central Europe, Britain, the United States and China. Collectively, these comparative cases illuminate the complexities involved in each country and bring new historical evidence to current debates on health care organisation, financing and reform.
Published Published By Pages ISBN DOI Chapters Dec. 16, 2020 University of Huddersfield Press 312 ISBN 978-1-86218-187-8 10.5920/PoliticalEconomy 9
The Political Economy of the Hospital in History has the following Chapters:
- Chapter 1: The Historical Creation of the Hospital System in Spain
- Chapter 2:Charity and Philanthropy in the History of Brazilian Hospitals
- Chapter 3:Principles and Problems of Hospital Funding in Germany in the Twentieth Century
- Chapter 4: The development of hospital systems in new nations
- Chapter 5:Public, private and voluntary hospitals: economic theory and historical experience in Britain, c.1800-2010
- Chapter 6: The American Hospital: Charity, Public Service, or Profit Centre?
- Chapter 7: The rise of hospital centrism in China, 1835-2018, from the perspective of financing