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July 3, 1937

Government Services

JAMA. 1937;109(1):56. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780270058017

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Abstract

Annual Report of Veterans' Administration  According to the annual report of the Veterans' Administration, there were 120,365 admissions to hospitals during the year ended June 30, 1936; 41,875 remained at the end of the year as compared with 42,984 in 1935, a decrease of 1,109, about 2.9 per cent. A total of 173,817 patients were hospitalized during the year, of whom 168,570 were veterans, representing an increase of 14 per cent over 1935. Of the total remaining in hospitals, 11 per cent were under treatment for tuberculosis, 58 per cent for neuropsychiatric diseases and 31 per cent for general medical and surgical conditions. Of the same group, 38,844 veterans were in facilities controlled by the Veterans' Administration, 1,856 in other government hospitals, and 842 in state or civil institutions. More than 61 per cent were receiving treatment in facilities located in the state of their reported home address.Deaths in

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