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The Cost of the National Health Service in England and Wales

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C. W. Guillebaud, W. A. B. Hopkin
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  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316606889

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  • Originally published in 1956, as number 17 in the Occasional Papers of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research series, this book presents an investigation into the cost of the National Health Service. Using the technique of 'social accounting', the text was written 'to trace for the National Health Service as a whole in England and Wales, and for each of its main branches, the changes in factor cost and in the amount of resources absorbed since the Service was established'. Appendices are included and numerous tables are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in socio-economic history and the development of the National Health Service.

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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316606889
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword C. W. Guillebaud
    Introduction W. A. B. Hopkin
    1. The background of the study
    2. Expenditure on health: concepts and definitions
    3. Sources and methods
    4. Trends in cost, 1948–54
    5. Capital expenditure on the National Health Service
    6. Conclusions
    Appendix A. A classified reconciliation between the cost of the National Health Service to public funds in productive resources and the Appropriation Accounts
    Appendix B. The current cost of the National Health Service to public funds in productive resources expressed in constant prices
    Appendix C. Trading activities in the hospital service
    Appendix D. Part-time and whole-time medical and dental staff in the hospital service
    Appendix E. An analysis of the rise in the cost of the pharmaceutical service
    Appendix F. The use of capital expenditure to save current expenditure
    Appendix G. A comparison of hospital capital expenditure in 1938/9 and 1952/3
    Appendix H. The hospital population
    Appendix I. Population change and the future cost of the National Health Service

  • Authors

    Brian Abel-Smith

    Richard M. Titmuss


    C. W. Guillebaud, W. A. B. Hopkin

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