Seeking secondary material for healthcare since 1980

Paul  Warden's picture

Dear colleagues,

I find myself wandering a bit outside of my chronological comfort zone in my most recent project. In order to fully flesh out my narrative, I need secondary sources regarding developments in healthcare since 1980. Essentially, I am looking for a sort spiritual sequel to Paul Starr's Social Transformation of American Medicine. In addition to this broad literature, anything having to do with the politics of state legislation and Medicare and determining access to patients and who is authorized to offer healthcare services would also be appreciated.

Thank you in advance and best wishes,

Paul Warden

Hi Paul,

The first text that comes to mind as a sort of spiritual sequel, as you put it, is Adele Clarke, et al.'s _Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health, and Illness in the U.S._ (from Duke UP). It focuses primarily on post-1985 technoscientific changes in biomedicine, which they claim as the second major transformation of American Medicine (a la Starr). It has been a good starting point for me, so I hope it's helpful.

All the best on your project,

Stephen Horrocks