[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 50.16.107.222. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
December 13, 1952

HOSPITAL CARE COSTS

Author Affiliations

509 Hulman Bldg. Evansville, Ind.

JAMA. 1952;150(15):1511. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680150065027

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor:  —The editorial in the Oct. 18 issue of The Journal, page 696, entitled "A Cooperative Program to Reduce the Costs of Hospital Care," as well as the letter of Dr. Albert W. Snoke, on page 713, was of great interest to me, and, particularly, the following quotation from the editorial: "Physicians who are concerned about the expenses their patients incur when they are hospitalized do not always appreciate how many elements of the patient's hospital stay that are directly related to the size of his hospital bill are under their complete control."I have been interested in the problem of overtreatment of trivial skin lesions for a long time. Last spring, during a six week period, 30% of all new patients seen by me in the office and hospital had contact dermatitis. When these patients had recovered sufficiently, patch tests were made with remedies they had used.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×