No One Was Turned Away: The Role of Public Hospitals in New York City since 1900
Blowout Sale! Save 72% on the No One Was Turned Away: The Role of Public Hospitals in New York City since 1900 by Sandra Opdycke at Diseasome. MPN: 14 black and white halftones, 1 map. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. No One Was Turned Away is a book about the importance of public hospitals to New York City. At a time when less and less value seems to be placed on
The story is told primarily through the history of Bellevue Hospital, the largest public hospital in the city and the oldest in the nation. Following Bellevue through the twentieth century, Opdycke meticulously charts the fluctuating fortunes of the city's public hospital system. Readers will learn how medical technology, urban politics, changing immigration patterns, economic booms and busts, labor unions, health insurance, Medicaid, and managed care have interacted to shape both the social and professional environments of New York's public hospitals. Having entered the twentieth century with high hopes for a grand expansion, Bellevue now faces financial and political pressures so acute that its very future is in doubt.
In order to give context to the Bellevue experience, Opdycke also tracks the history of a private facility over the same century: New York Hospital. By noting the points at which the paths of these two mighty institutions have overlapped--as well as the ways in which they have diverged--this book clearly and persuasively highlights the significance of public hospitals to the city. No One Was Turned Away shows that private facilities like New York Hospital have generally provided superb care for their patients, but that in every era they have also excluded certain groups. This exclusion has occurred for various reasons, such as patients' diagnoses, their social characteristics, behavior, or financial status--or simply because of a lack of unoccupied beds. Fortunately, however, year in and year out, Bellevue and its fellow public facilities have acted as the city's medical safety net.
Opdycke's book maintains that public hospitals will be as essential in the future as they have been in the past. This is a thoughtful and well-written study that will appeal to anyone interested in the history of medicine, public policy, urban affairs, or the City of New York.
|Manufacturer:||Oxford University Press|
|Part Number:||14 black and white halftones, 1 map|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Studio:||Oxford University Press|
|MPN:||14 black and white halftones, 1 map|
|Item Weight:||1.19 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.9 x 9.3 x 9.3 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.31 pounds|
|Package Size:||6.45 x 1.02 x 1.02 inches|