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February 26, 1938

Government Services

JAMA. 1938;110(9):669. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790090051019

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Annual Report of Veterans' Administration  According to the annual report of the Veterans' Administration, there were 141,537 admissions of United States veterans to hospitals during the year ended June 30, 1937. Of the 192,603 patients hospitalized, 188,956 were veterans, representing an increase of about 11 per cent over 1936. More than 90 per cent of the admissions were on account of non-service connected disabilities. There were 142,814 veterans discharged after an average of 82.2 days in the hospital; 74.58 per cent of the total discharges or 106,506 persons remained until the completion of treatment. About 77 per cent of the veterans discharged during the year had been under treatment for general diseases, and 7 per cent for pulmonary tuberculosis.Deaths in hospital totaled 10,051, or 7.04 per cent of the discharges, as compared with 8,465, or 6.7 per cent, in 1936. Of the total deaths, 6,353, or 63.21 per cent,

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