What's inside the Black Box: A Case Study of Allocative Politics in the Hill-Burton Program

@article{Feshbach1979WhatsIT,
  title={What's inside the Black Box: A Case Study of Allocative Politics in the Hill-Burton Program},
  author={Dan Feshbach},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  year={1979},
  volume={9},
  pages={313 - 339}
}
  • D. Feshbach
  • Published 1 April 1979
  • Economics, Medicine
  • International Journal of Health Services
This paper explores the political and bureaucratic determinants of grant allocations within the Hospital Survey and Construction Act of 1946 (the Hill-Burton Act), which established the major hospital construction subsidy program in the United States. Resource allocation within the Hill-Burton Program was neither purely a function of external political forces impinging on the state nor purely a result of internal organizational factors. Instead, as shown in the analysis which follows, external… Expand
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