Home care experiments in Britain

  • Freda Clarke


We now return from France to Britain where, by the mid-1970s, economic recession had already begun to take its toll of health and social services, causing public outcry when cuts directly affected hospital provision, but far less overt concern when they led to a lowering of standards of home care for the sick. However, hospital cuts obliged health authorities to turn their attentions to their community sectors, if only to seek cheaper alternatives to unnecessary hospital admissions.


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© Freda Clarke 1984

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