a national health service, by comparison

@article{Freeman2008aNH,
  title={a national health service, by comparison},
  author={R. Freeman},
  journal={Social History of Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={503-520}
}
  • R. Freeman
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Social History of Medicine
  • The NHS has always been compared to other things, to other organisations and systems both at home and abroad. This paper explores those comparisons, beginning with the origins of national public health care in Lloyd George's study of German social insurance, and ending with Gordon Brown's claims for the NHS as 'the best insurance policy in the world'. It considers the comparisons and contrasts made for and with the NHS at the time of its foundation and the comparison of state and market around… CONTINUE READING
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