Re: July 20, 2019 - CHAPTER 3 - A Day in the Hospital
Clarke does emphasize improvements in hospitals almost as a hybrid of a hotel. But many still exist as sixty year old buildings, and although renovated, I don't see these as changing dramatically. New hospitals do seem to have much larger rooms that are all private, but I haven't noticed fresh greenery in these rooms, festive paintings, halls bathed in sunlight, aquariums, and other amenities that Clarke lists.
Well it's been nearly 30 years since I was in a birthing room, but I don't remember anything like that. I doubt many new moms would want a meal like that so soon after giving birth. I believe hospital food has improved significantly, but not nearly to this extent. Fortunately I haven't visited many hospital so perhaps my impressions are wrong.
Computers are definitely much more useful in health care, mainly due to Government requirements for digitized records. I doubt that would have happened without regulations.