Tuberculosis (1860-1960): Slovenia's Golnik Sanatorium and TB in Central Europe (Hardback)Zvonka Zupanic Slavec (author)
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This work also synthesizes the dynamics of this socioeconomic disease, which is not only combated by the effectiveness of medical treatment, but also depends on social, economic, political, and numerous other factors that currently contribute to the spread of other socioeconomic diseases. The anti-tuberculosis struggle in Slovenia is also contextualized within two different political systems. Following the First World War, elements of Austro-Hungarian healthcare came to the forefront due to Slovenia's several centuries as part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. At that time socialized medicine also began to be introduced in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. Its originator was Andrija Stampar, who introduced measures to make healthcare more universally accessible. Stampar established the idea that the community must take care of every citizen and especially work towards disease prevention. Preventive measures including patient quarantines, residential sanitation, outpatient and home-care monitoring of infected people, and patient education significantly reduced tuberculosis morbidity and mortality even before effective antibiotics were discovered. After 1945, a publicly funded healthcare system was introduced in Yugoslavia, which supported mass healthcare campaigns against tuberculosis. Starting in 1946, rights to state-funded medical treatment and rehabilitation were regulated by social security laws. During the 1960s, detecting tuberculosis in the field, mass preventive campaigns, and effective hospital treatment reduced Slovenia's tuberculosis rates close to those in more developed European countries.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 970 g
Dimensions: 290 x 210 mm
Edition: New edition
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