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Author Gorsky, Martin

Title Mutualism and health care : Hospital contributory schemes in twentieth-century Britain
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents Introduction; Chapter 2; Chapter 1; The emergence of hospital contributory schemes; Chapter 3; Mass contribution and hospital finance in inter-war Britain; Chapter 4; The geography of hospital contributory schemes: membership, reciprocity and integration; Chapter 5; Hospital contribution and civil society: humanity not democracy?; Chapter 6; Contributory schemes, working-class governors and local control of hospital policy; Chapter 7; The 'impending cataclysm': the state and hospital contribution, 1941-46; Chapter 8; The contributory schemes and the coming of the National Health Service
Chapter 9'Where the shoe pinches': reorientation under the National Health Service; Chapter 10; The health cash plans and the new mutualism in health care; Chapter 11; Concluding comments; Index; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations
Summary Mutualism and health care presents the first comprehensive account of a major innovation in hospital funding before the NHS. The voluntary hospitals, which provided the bulk of Britain?s acute hospital services, diversified their financial base by establishing hospital contributory schemes. Through these, working people subscribed small, regular amounts to their local hospitals, in return for which they were eligible for free hospital care. Mutualism and health care evaluates the extent to which the schemes were successful in achieving comprehensive coverage of the population, funding hospital
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject National health services -- Great Britain.
Hospitals -- Administration.
Hospitals -- Business management.
Health services administration.
Health facilities.
Medical care.
Hospital Administration
Financial Management
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Patient Care Management
History, Modern 1601-
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Organization and Administration
Health Facilities
Health Services Administration
Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Economics, Hospital
Financial Management, Hospital
Financial Support
History, 20th Century
Patient Care Management -- methods
History, Early Modern 1451-1600
health facilities.
history (discipline)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Comparative Politics.
Medical care.
Hospitals -- Business management.
Hospitals -- Administration.
Health services administration.
Health facilities.
National health services.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Mohan, John
Willis, Tim
ISBN 9781847792167