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Old and Sick in AmericaThe Journey through the Health Care System$
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Muriel R. Gillick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635248

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.001.0001

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The Varieties of Hospital Experience

The Varieties of Hospital Experience

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(p.97) Chapter Six The Varieties of Hospital Experience
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Old and Sick in America
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Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0006

American hospitals come in a variety of flavors: teaching and non-teaching, for profit and not-for-profit, large and small, government and private, urban and rural. While the patient’s experience varies slightly depending on the type of hospital, all hospitals could be improved to better serve the needs of older patients if they implemented basic geriatric principles.

Keywords:   Academic teaching hospital, For-profit hospital, Veterans Hospitals, Hospital systems

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