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Zuberi, D. Cleaning up: how hospital outsourcing is hurting workers and endangering patients. Ithaca: Cornell University Press [Book Review]

Johnson, Eleanor 2015. Zuberi, D. Cleaning up: how hospital outsourcing is hurting workers and endangering patients. Ithaca: Cornell University Press [Book Review]. Sociology of Health and Illness 37 (5) , pp. 797-798. 10.1111/1467-9566.12296

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Abstract

This is one of the first books to examine the impact of the shift towards outsourcing in the healthcare industry. Zuberi’s principal focus is on two key casualties of the process in which hospital support service responsibilities are handed over to private companies: patient safety and social equality. While this empirically informed book makes for a quick and easy read, it is both informative and thoughtprovoking. Zuberi’s book provides a wealth of evidence that the outsourcing of hospital jobs has resulted in deteriorating working conditions and that, in turn, such conditions are the cause of an increase in hospital acquired infections...

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0141-9889
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 11:38
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/75596

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