Other Articles |

Department of Economic Research

JAMA. 1962;179(3):215-216. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050030029006.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


'The Genesis of the British National Health Service' 

Study by John and Sylvia Jewkes  Reviewed by Salvatore G. Rotella, D.Polit.Sc.The British National Health Service is still the subject of controversial writing, most of which relates to contingent problems. Reasons advanced by the founders of the Service, at the time the National Health Service Act was passed in 1946, are no longer the subject of study or discussion. Little or no attention is given to fundamental questions such as: Was the system altogether necessary? How much benefit have the British derived from the Service? How does this benefit compare with the benefit that other countries have derived from their own systems? What could have been alternatives to the National Health Service? Professor John Jewkes of Oxford University, in cooperation with his wife, Sylvia Jewkes, has just published a study in which the emphasis is mainly on these fundamental questions. This


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.