Managing Diabetes, Managing Medicine : Chronic Disease and Clinical Bureaucracy in Post-War Britain Hardback
Part of the Social Histories of Medicine series
This book is available as an open access ebook under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Through its study of diabetes care in twentieth-century Britain, Managing diabetes, managing medicine offers the first historical monograph to explore how the decision-making and labour of medical professionals became subject to bureaucratic regulation and managerial oversight.
Where much existing literature has cast health care management as either a political imposition or an assertion of medical control, this work positions managerial medicine as a co-constructed venture.
Although driven by different motives, doctors, nurses, professional bodies, government agencies and international organisations were all integral to the creation of managerial systems, working within a context of considerable professional, political, technological, economic and cultural change. -- .
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 6 b&w images, 1 table
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 25/02/2019
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781526113078