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August 26, 1950

A Pattern for Hospital Care: Final Report of the New York State Hospital Study

JAMA. 1950;143(17):1529. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520071038

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This book presents a comprehensive study of the pattern of hospital care in the state of New York as related to present facilities and organization and future needs. It focuses its major attention on general hospitalization, which in terms of individual care represents the largest segment of the hospital field. Within this sphere the author presents a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the economic position of the voluntary general hospitals as related to costs and income, replacement of obsolete facilities and future expansion of hospital service. In this connection he reports that the financial situation of general hospitals in New York State has improved since the difficult years of 1945-1947. Closely linked with the economic problem is the role of hospital insurance. The author has also given careful consideration to municipal hospitalization and to the function of state government in hospital care.

A large part of the book is devoted

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