How to Reform Our Hospitals. By Sir Morell Mackenzie
Morell Mackenzie Contemporary Review
Hospitals, Medical Practitioners, Political Economy
Suggests that the living standards of patients applying for hospital treatment should be investigated by the Provident Society in order to reduce the 'abuse of hospital charity'. Those who 'through want of thrift' fail to subscribe to a provident system should 'not be allowed to receive relief except at the Poor Law or pauper hospitals', and should also 'forfeit for a time their political rights'. This reformed scheme of medical relief would also ensure the 'unification' and 'better distribution of hospitals', as well as throwing open hospital appointments to all 'legally-qualified medical practitioners, regardless of the source or nature of their diplomas'.
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