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Hospitals in trouble

Joan Higgins

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The notion that hospitals can do harm as well as good was not a new one when John Martin published ‘Hospitals in Trouble’ in 1984. Institutions that are designed to care for and treat sick people ... More


The 1983 Griffiths Inquiry

Fraser Macfarlane, Mark Exworthy, and Micky Willmott

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Without the 1983 ‘Griffiths’ Inquiry, NHS management would probably not look or act like it does today. This chapter reflects on ‘Griffiths’ as a case study and the introduction of general management ... More


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