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Selling our souls : the commodification of hospital care in the United States

Author: Adam D Reich
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014. ©2014
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Health care costs make up nearly a fifth of U.S. gross domestic product, but health care is a peculiar thing to buy and sell. Both a scarce resource and a basic need, it involves a physical and emotional vulnerability and at the same time it operates as big business. Patients have little choice but to trust those who provide them care, but even those providers confront a great deal of medical uncertainty about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reich, Adam Dalton.
Selling Our Souls.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013034451
(OCoLC)859168431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam D Reich
ISBN: 9781400850372 1400850371
OCLC Number: 880057812
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2015
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Health Care for All --
Privileged Servants --
Feels Like Home --
Sacred Encounters --
Good Business --
The Martyred Heart --
Flourishing --
Disciplined Doctors --
Partnership.
Responsibility: Adam D. Reich.

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