Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918-48 by George Campbell GoslingPayment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918-48 by George Campbell Gosling

Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918-48

byGeorge Campbell Gosling

Hardcover | March 23, 2017

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This book will be available as an open access ebook under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence. At a time when payment is claiming a greater place than ever before within the NHS, this book provides the first in-depth investigation of the workings, scale and meaning of payment in British hospitals before the NHS. There were only three decades in British history when it was the norm forpatients to pay the hospital; those between the end of the First World War and the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948. Payment played an important part in redefining rather than abandoning medical philanthropy, based on class divisions and the notion of financial contribution as acivic duty. With new insights on the scope of private medicine and the workings of the means test in the hospital, as well as the civic, consumer and charitable meanings associated with paying the hospital, Gosling offers a fresh perspective on healthcare before the NHS and welfare before the welfarestate.
George Campbell Gosling is Research Fellow in the Cultural History of the NHS at the University of Warwick.
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Title:Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918-48Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:March 23, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1526114321

ISBN - 13:9781526114327

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