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July 27, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(4):315-316. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710040067023

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Hospital Finance in New South Wales  The state government of New South Wales has long been concerned with the problem of financing the public hospitals in the state. This problem is especially acute in the country districts, the hospitals of which are continually pressing the state treasury for grants to make good maintenance deficits as well as for building expansions and replacements.A peculiar feature of the New South Wales hospitals is that, while the expenditure on hospitals is higher, the payments from patients are lower in comparison to Victoria. The expenditure on hospitals in New South Wales during 1926 amounted to 13 shillings ($3.15) per head of population, whereas the Victorian hospitals cost 6 shillings, S pence ($1.64) per head of population. The income from patients' contributions for 1924 was £17 8s per occupied bed in New South Wales, while in Victoria for the same period it was £28

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