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October 6, 1928

Nurses, Patients and Pocketbooks. Report of a study of the economics of nursing conducted by the Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools.

JAMA. 1928;91(14):1056-1057. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700140058029

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Abstract

This is a report of a study of the economics of nursing conducted by the Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools. The first chapters consist of an immense mass of facts and figures and of quotations taken verbatim from reports sent to the committee. Following these are several chapters in which are discussed the implications of this study. The data were gathered from hospitals, physicians, superintendents of hospitals and of nurses' training schools, and from nurses and patients in response to numerous questionnaires sent out by the committee. The author accepts the sole responsibility for the statistical processes followed in uing the data thus collected. The "implications" are also those of the author. The chairman of the committee states in the introduction that "while the members of the committee are in substantial agreement with the ideas suggested in the text, they do not wish to imply, through the fact

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