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Author Mohan, John, 1958- author.

Title Planning, markets, and hospitals / John Mohan.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-267) and index.
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Contents 1. Planning, markets and welfare: debates about hospital policy and the welfare state -- 2. Legacies, donations and municipal priorities: the development of the hospital services prior to 1948 -- 3. Regionalism: a positive or negative consensus? -- 4. Wartime hospital policy: attractions and limitations of public-private partnerships -- 5. 'False hopes and frustrations': the absence of a capital programme, 1948-59 -- 6. Explaining and reappraising the 1962 Hospital Plan -- 7. From 'Plan' to 'Programme', 1962-73 -- 8. A programme without a policy? Hospital development 1973-91 -- 9. Hospitals after the 1991 reforms: markets, hierarchies or networks? -- 10. Conclusions -- App. A. Figures -- App. B. NHS organisational structures.
Summary "Improving access to hospital services has been a goal of public policy in Britain for over seventy years, but the means by which this goal is to be attained have changed significantly over time. Drawing substantially on original research, Planning, Markets and Hospitals represents a systematic attempt to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of planning and coordination of hospital development."
"The book encompasses an era which began with a mixed economy of hospital provision in the inter-war period, incorporating some embryonic public-private partnerships. There ensued, after 1948, a period of hierarchical planning, symbolised by the 1962 Hospital Plan. Frustrations with the problems of implementing this Plan led ultimately to the re-emergence of pro-competitive solutions to hospital development, exemplified by the 1991 NHS reforms and the subsequent Private Finance Initiative. Despite these important changes, however, the book shows that there were also substantial continuities in terms of regulatory and steering mechanisms in the hospital service."--Jacket.
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Subject Hospitals -- Great Britain -- Planning.
Hospital buildings -- Great Britain -- Design and construction.
National health services -- Great Britain.
Hospital Planning -- history.
MEDICAL -- Hospital Administration & Care.
Hospital buildings -- Design and construction. (OCoLC)fst01431923
Hospitals -- Planning. (OCoLC)fst00961443
National health services. (OCoLC)fst01033565
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Other Form: Print version: Mohan, John, 1958- Planning, markets, and hospitals. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002 041519606X (DLC) 2002074313 (OCoLC)50028666
ISBN 0203455894 (electronic book)
9780203455890 (electronic book)
041519606X (hardback)
0415196078 (paperback)
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