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Hospitals and Healthcare: From Sanatoriums for the Indigent to Citadels of the Elite.

Hospitals and Healthcare: From Sanatoriums for the Indigent to Citadels of the Elite.

Update: 2022-09-11
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The third and final installment of our American Healthcare series examines the evolution of the American hospital system. There are more than 6,000 hospitals in the United States and several distinctions among them. After a quick recap of the first two episodes, we look primarily at the peculiar designation of nonprofit hospitals, their relationship to practitioners and their role in driving costs in the system. We conclude the series with a few hot takes from medical professionals, some basic proposals to improve coverage and care and ask what it would take to move toward Medicare for All.


Chapters


Intro: 00:01:59


Chapter One: What’s a Hospital? 00:13:59


Chapter Two: For-Profit and Nonprofit Hospitals. Two sides of the same damn coin. 00:17:56


Chapter Three: Turning Doctors into Business People. 00:31:07


Chapter Four: Bring it home, Max. 00:36:09


Post Show Musings: 00:50:39


Book Love: 01:10:43


Outro: 01:11:11


Resources


OECD.stat: Health Care Resources: Hospitals


EOS Surfaces: Types of Hospitals in the US


AAPC: What Are Relative Value Units (RVUs)?


American Hospital Association: Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals, 2022


Becker’s Hospital Review: 82 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know


AMA Journal of Ethics: Physician-Owned Hospitals and Self-Referral


NPR’s Planet Money: How Non-Profit Hospitals Are Driving Up The Cost Of Health Care


LWW Journals: The Growing Executive-Physician Wage Gap in Major US Nonprofit Hospitals and Burden of Nonclinical Workers on the US Healthcare System


Weatherby Healthcare: Physician salary report 2022: Physician income rising again


The New York Times: Why Are Nonprofit Hospitals So Highly Profitable?


Hub’s List: A data-based biweekly newsletter of medical fun facts


The New England Journal of Medicine: Practicing Medicine in the New Business Climate


The New England Journal of Medicine: Is Quality Improvement Improving Quality? A View from the Doctor's Office


CNN: 2 charts that show just how old this Congress actually is


The Commonwealth Fund: International Health Care System Profiles- France


Germany Visa: Health Insurance in Germany- The German Healthcare System


Congress.gov: H.R.1 For the People Act


NASHP: Can We Please Stop Fixating on Hospital Chargemasters?


KHN: Nixon’s Plan For Health Reform, In His Own Words


CBO: Estimated Budgetary Effects of Title I, Committee on Finance, of H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022


The Lever: Where Did The Public Option Go?


UNFTR Episode Resources


U.S. Healthcare.


This Healthcare is Killing Us.


Student Debt.


Book Love


Paul Starr: The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry


Steven Brill: America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System


Nelson Lichtenstein: State of the Union: A Century of American Labor


Mark Vonnegut: The Heart of Caring: A Life in Pediatrics


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Hospitals and Healthcare: From Sanatoriums for the Indigent to Citadels of the Elite.

Hospitals and Healthcare: From Sanatoriums for the Indigent to Citadels of the Elite.

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