Financing Medicine: The British Experience Since 1750

Financing Medicine: The British Experience Since 1750

by Martin Gorsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415350255

ISBN-13: 9780415350259

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Financing Medicine brings together a collection of essays dealing with the financing of medical care in Britain since the mid-eighteenth century, with a view to addressing two major issues:

  • Why did the funding of the British health system develop in the way it did?
  • What were the ramifications of these arrangements for the nature and

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Overview

Financing Medicine brings together a collection of essays dealing with the financing of medical care in Britain since the mid-eighteenth century, with a view to addressing two major issues:

  • Why did the funding of the British health system develop in the way it did?
  • What were the ramifications of these arrangements for the nature and extent of health care before the NHS?

The book also goes on to explore the 'lessons' and legacies of the past which bear upon developments under the NHS.

The contributors to this volume provide a sustained and detailed examination of the model of health care which preceded the NHS - an organization whose distinctive features hold such fascination for the scholars of health systems - and their insights illuminate current debates on the future of the NHS.

For students and scholars of the history of medicine, this will prove essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415350259
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction

Section 1: Voluntary Funding and the Growth of Hospital Care
2.The Price of Charity to the Middlesex Hospital, 1750-1830
3.Charitable Bodies: The Funding of Birminghams Voluntary Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century
4.Regional Comparators in the Funding and Organisation of the Voluntary Hospital System, c.1860-1939
5.'The Caprice of Charity': Geographical Variations in the Finances of British Voluntary Hospital Services before the NHS

Section 2: Local Government and Medical Institutions
6.Paying for the Sick Poor: Financing Medicine under the Victorian Poor Law, the Case of the Whitechapel Union, 1850-1900
7.Reluctant Providers? The Politics and Ideology of Municipal Hospital Finance 1870-1914
8.The Bradford Municipal Hospital Experiment of 1920: The Emergence of the Mixed Economy in Hospital Provision in Inter-War Britain

Section 3: Domiciliary Care and Health Insurance
9.Friendly Society Health Insurance in Nineteenth-Century England
10.'Strong Combination': The Edwardian BMA and Contract Practice
11.The Economic and Medical Significance of the British National Insurance Act, 1911

Section 4: Contemporary Issues
12.Financing Health Care in Britain Since 1939
13.A Double Irony? The Politics of National Health Service Expenditure in the 1950s
13.Inequalities, Regions and Hospitals: The Resource Allocation Working Party

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