Partners in Care? Hospices and Health AuthoritiesBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.728a (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:728
- T O'Brien
David Clark Avebury, £32, pp 155 ISBN 1-85628-277-9
David Clark's research based text is a valuable addition to published studies on hospice and palliative care. It is particularly welcome at a time when hospice services have become increasingly diversified, with the development of community based services, day care facilities, and specialist support services within general hospitals. In addition, service provision must now be viewed in the context of a purchaser-provider market.
Written primarily from a sociological perspective and based on a frank and detailed …