Many community groups concerned with health issues - women's organisations, patient support groups and older citizens' organisations - were formed long before they were designated as 'consumer' groups. Members of health groups founded in the 1960s and 1970s understood themselves to be activists for social change, not 'consumers'. They challenged established models of health care and mobilised to redress inequities of access to care and inequalities of power between the medical profession and the 'lay' population. The major campaign in this period was to establish universal health insurance.
Field of Research
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society