The City and the Hospital: The Paradox of Medically Overserved Communities

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Price
$39.00
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.52 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226829678

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About the Author
Daniel Skinner is associate professor of health policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin and the author of Medical Necessity: Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making. Jonathan R. Wynn is professor and department chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York and Music/City: American Festivals and Placemaking in Austin, Nashville, and Newport, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Berkeley Franz is associate professor of community-based health in the Department of Social Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH.
Reviews
"By comparing three different hospitals and their communities, The City and the Hospital shows how hospitals are not only medical institutions but powerful and complex forces within urban contexts. This truly novel recasting generates important insights about policy interventions that could transform hospital/city relationships and improve population health."--Sara Shostak, Brandeis University
"Across America, communities are often excluded from the world-class care provided walking-distance from their homes. This book chronicles these gut-wrenching urban health disparities--how they came to be, how hospitals and policymakers learned to tolerate them, and what we must do about them. The City and the Hospital is essential reading for any citizen, policymaker, and hospital leader who wishes to address this profound failure of America's medical political economy."--Harold Pollack, University of Chicago
"An important and timely contribution for those who care about the life of the American city, about inequalities, and about our medical system. Benefiting from three scholarly perspectives, this work provides a beautifully written and empirically rich assessment of how hospitals fit within communities, and provides clear policy prescriptions for how these institutions could better serve their mission and our cities."--Shamus Khan, Princeton University