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Concluding comments

Martin Gorsky, John Mohan and Tim Willis

in Mutualism and Health Care

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719065781
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701423 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719065781.003.0011
Concluding comments

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of hospital contributory schemes in Great Britain. It commends the commitment of the schemes and some key individuals in reorganising the British health services during wartime. It also expresses frustration over the failure of the schemes to act collectively and articulate a plausible alternative in the National Health Service (NHS) debates. This chapter also presents some scenarios on how the schemes might develop in the future and speculates on the prospects of the health cash plans.

Keywords: hospital contributory schemes; Great Britain; health service; NHS; wartime; health cash plans

Chapter.  3780 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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