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The British National Health Service was a major innovation combining social concern with practical help and relieving many of the emotional and financial burdens of ill health. To misquote Berdayev, "Health care for myself is a material concern. Health care for my brother is a spiritual concern." A critical review of this experiment in pragmatic socialism ought to be of general interest.
Unfortunately, the symposium begins with a pseudoclever mishmash of rotating trapezoids and terry-cloth mothers on wire frames—all meant to show us how elusive change is, when we know that already and want common sense instead of psychological legerdemain.
Health Care in a Changing Setting: The UK Experience.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-130_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):130.
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