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To the Editor:—
The article "Simplified Insurance Claims Forms" in the Feb. 12 issue of The Journal, page 614, is certainly commendable. I agree with this program and know it has genuine merit. The varying complexities of filling in these forms has forced us to take an additional major step in their simplification. Too much emphasis has been placed in the past on the printer's eye appeal. They have laid out this form to produce a balanced effect. But, with skilled secretaries at a premium today, we must take into account means and methods of reducing their work. At the present pace, forms of this type force us to add help rather than reduce it. I find the form GS-1 shown in The Journal, Feb. 12, page 614, can be filled in faster by the secretary if it is revised to conform with the sample below. The illustrated example can
Terranova JL. SIMPLIFIED INSURANCE FORMS. JAMA. 1955;158(2):140. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960020046018