New book looks at politics behind hospital provision in early twentieth-century

Professor Barry Doyle, lecturer in the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield, has published a new book looking at the politics behind hospital provision in the early twentieth-century.

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.

Contents include:

1 Leeds and Sheffield: Economic, Social and Political Change             
2 Hospital Provision: Voluntary and Municipal                      
3 Patients and Access                                
4 Specialization and the Challenges of Modern Medicine                        
5 Finance                                    
6 The Politics of Hospital Provision
7 Co-operation, Competition and the Development of Hospital Systems                  


University of Huddersfield

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