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December 14, 1940

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS JOINS FORCES WITH AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IN HOSPITAL CENSUS

JAMA. 1940;115(24):2086. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810500054015

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Abstract

Each year the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association takes a census of registered hospitals, numbering more than 6,000. The American College of Surgeons also has obtained statistical reports from hospitals already meeting the minimum standards of the College and those under consideration for approval. The combination of these reports into one simplified form will be welcome to the hospitals and especially to their administrative officers. Printed in triplicate, a single typing of the form supplies a report for each of the interested organizations and provides a carbon copy for the files of the hospital. All forms are coded for punch card tabulation. Thus, with a minimum of trouble and expense, both the College and the Council secure such information as is necessary for the continuance of their recognition. Also the compiled returns serve as a basis for the Hospital Number of The Journal of

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