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October 23, 1948

Medical Economics

JAMA. 1948;138(8):610-611. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080068022
Abstract

THE COST AND QUANTITY OF MEDICAL CARE IN THE UNITED STATES 

Note.—  Summary of a monograph of the same title, "The Cost and Quantity of Medical Care in the United States," by Frank G. Dickinson, Ph.D., Director of the Bureau of Medical Economic Research of the American Medical Association. The 20 page monograph has just been published as Bureau Bulletin Number 66.—Ed.In September 1947, the Bureau of Medical Economic Research published an analysis of consumer expenditures for medical care for 1929-1946 under the title "Is Medical Care Expensive?"1 The Department of Commerce has recently released consumer expenditure estimates for 1947 along with a revision of its previously published data for 1944-1946.2 In addition to discussing these new and revised data, Dr. Dickinson has expanded the scope of the Bureau's study to include an analysis of changes

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