The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-century Britain
Barry M. Doyle
Series: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Ltd (March 31, 2014)
Doyle examines the role of local and national politics on hospitals. In the years before the formation of the Welfare State, access to hospital care was limited by economic and social factors which varied from place to place. Ultimately, Doyle argues that social and economic diversity created a number of models for future health care which rested on a combination of voluntary and municipal provision.