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

Adam D. Reich

Abstract

This book explores the contradictions inherent in one particular health care market—hospital care. Based on extensive interviews and observations across the three hospitals of one California city, the book examines the tensions embedded in the market for hospital care, how different hospitals manage these tensions, the historical trajectories driving disparities in contemporary hospital practice, and the perils and possibilities of various models of care. The book's three featured hospitals could not be more different in background or contemporary practice. PubliCare Hospital was founded in th ... More

Keywords: health care, hospital care, market, hospitals, patients, PubliCare Hospital, HolyCare Hospital, GroupCare Hospital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691160405
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam D. Reich, author
Columbia University