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This week The Journal presents the eighth annual compilation of statistics regarding hospital service in the United States. The information presented is based on complete returns from all hospitals, the figures have been checked, and the statistics are believed to be accurate.
The lists of hospitals published regularly in the American Medical Directory have always excluded the names of unqualified institutions. The character of the list, however, has never been understood. Certain hospitals, it was formerly thought, were not approved by the Council in any capacity since they had not been approved for interns. Nevertheless these institutions were already approved as registered hospitals or they would not have been listed. During the last year a special effort was made to secure information regarding other hospitals deemed unworthy of registration. The edition of the Hospital Register published this year, therefore, is believed to be free from disreputable or undeserving hospitals.
HOSPITAL SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES. JAMA. 1929;92(13):1128–1129. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700390098007