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June 3, 1950

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JAMA. 1950;143(5):477. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910400069013

SECOND SURVEY OF COLLEGE HEALTH SERVICES  The Bureau of Medical Economic Research is conducting a survey of the university and college health services for the academic year 1949-1950 to bring up to date the 1936 study, "University and College Student Health Services," by the Bureau of Medical Economics. The purpose of the present survey is to determine what health services are being rendered by the college directly or by community physicians and hospitals through the college health service offices, and how these services are being financed. A twelve page schedule is being sent to 1,150 colleges and universities to obtain data for faculty members, nonacademic employees and students. Insurance contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans and insurance companies, which have been made by some universities and colleges in addition to, or instead of, other methods of financing health services, are being surveyed. The schedule also includes a number

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