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March 31, 1945

HOSPITAL SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1945;127(13):771-853. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860130031008

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Abstract

TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF HOSPITAL DATA BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  F. H. Arestad, M.D., and M. G. Westmoreland, M.D.The Council on Medical Education began to collect information about hospitals shortly after its establishment in 1904. At first this work was concerned mainly with the listing of hospitals in the American Medical Directory, but later as educational functions came more sharply into focus special surveys were undertaken in 1913, 1915 and 1918 relative to the organization and approval of intern training programs. With the continuation of these studies there developed also the general surveys of hospital facilities in the United States which have been published annually by the Council since 1921.The present report for 1944 represents the Twenty-Fourth Annual Hospital Census conducted by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. Included in this study are

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