The development of hospital systems in new nations: Central Europe between the Two World Wars

Barry Doyle, Frank Grombir, Melissa Hibbard, Balazs Szelinger

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Abstract

The study of hospitals has grown substantially in the last twenty years especially in Britain where there has been important work on issues of finance and control, particularly at a local level.As this special issue shows, similar research is now underway in many countries, including France, Germany and Spain where the focus has been on the rise—or not—of a state-supported hospital system funded through compulsory state insurance.3 Initial research tended to characterise pre-welfare state health provision as limited, disorganised and poorly funded while rarely recognising the significant development taking place.4 Yet it is apparent that across much of Western Europe hospital provision was growing, with central and local state, philanthropy and the private sector all responsible for increased and improved services.5
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Political Economy of the Hospital in History
EditorsMartin Gorsky, Margarita Vilar-Rodriguez, Jeronia Pons-Pons
Place of PublicationHuddersfield
PublisherUniversity of Huddersfield Press
Chapter4
Pages137-180
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9781862181878
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2020

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