‘Hospital at home’ and the medical profession

  • Freda Clarke


In principle the mainstream of medical opinion in Britain favours an integrated health system. But there is considerable doubt within the profession about its ability to achieve it and many doctors are opposed to the organisational measures which would favour its introduction.


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  1. (1).
    ‘Inquiry into the NHS: Part II. The high price of letting the doctors decide’, The Sunday Times, 23 July 1978.Google Scholar
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    Byrne, P. S., and Long, B. E., Doctors Talking to Patients, HMSO, London, 1976.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 8.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 8.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 15. See also Scott, R., et al., ‘Just what the doctor ordered — an analysis of general practice’, British Medical journal, ii, 293–9, 1960.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Byrne and Long, op. cit., p. 15.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 15.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 14.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 14.Google Scholar
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    Widgery, D., Health in Danger, Macmillan, London, 1979.Google Scholar
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    ‘BMA press report’, The Guardian, 19 April 1980.Google Scholar
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    Ibid.; see figures prepared by Intercontinental Medical Statistics.Google Scholar
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    ‘Strangers take over as GPs take awaydays’, The Sunday Times, 24 May 1981.Google Scholar
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    Nixon, P. G. F., ‘The human function curve with special reference to cardiological disorders’, The Practitioner, 1976, 217, 765 and 935.Google Scholar

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