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November 30, 1946


JAMA. 1946;132(13):789-790. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870480035013

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The Commission on Hospital Care has just made available a condensation of the report of a two year study of "Hospital Care in the United States." The 700 page report offers 185 conclusions and recommendations for bringing better hospital care to the American people. Thomas S. Gates, LL.D., Philadelphia, chairman of the Commission on Hospital Care and chairman of the University of Pennsylvania, said "If this program fulfils the objectives it will become the blueprint for a voluntary organization and development of hospital services and facilities that will offer all people everywhere within our country an excellence of hospital care never heretofore attained." The Commission on Hospital Care was established as an autonomous study group at the suggestion of the American Hospital Association. The two year study was financed by contributions of $35,000 each from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

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