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February 23, 1957

ANDERSON VERSUS THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Author Affiliations

Chicago

Director, Bureau of Medical Economic Research, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1957;163(8):655-656. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.82970430005018
Abstract

In the acknowledgements of this small volume,1 Odin W. Anderson describes the contribution of Feldman in the following words: "In addition to Jacob J. Feldman, who was the staff member of the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, most intimately concerned with the over-all technical aspects of the survey, other staff members of the Center who deserve mention are...." This would seem to establish Anderson as the responsible author of this publication.

Through a national survey sample of 2,809 families, Anderson, from the Health Information Foundation, has gathered a formidable amount of data on family medical costs, insurance coverage, and benefits. The chief aims of the study were to examine the distribution of medical expenses, the extent of health insurance, and the effect of such insurance on the cost and utilization of medical services. Several concise chapters describe the history and current enrollment of voluntary health insurance. The

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