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July 1948

Hospital Care in the United States.

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By the Commission of Hospital Care. Price, $4.50. Pp. 631. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1947.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;82(1):112. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220250122007

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Abstract

This royal octavo volume of 630 pages embodies the studies of hospital care in the United States made by the Commission sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund. The obviously correct assumption having been made that hospital care in the United States is inadequate, a huge amount of factual material is assembled in support of this position. Along with this, elaborate recommendations are made, and these are stated in section II in the form of 181 classified propositions. The reviewer is a little uncertain about the categorical way in which some of these propositions are set down. Being himself neither a sociologist nor a statistician but a teacher of medicine, he has scanned closely propositions 50 to 55, which concern medical education. He feels that these propositions at least are somewhat inadequate from the standpoint of the relation of medical education to hospital service. Indeed, in discussions of this sort it must

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