July 1974

The Provision of Ambulatory Care in an Urban Nonuniversity Setting

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Community Medicine, Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc (Dr. Gocke) and Mary Immaculate Hospital, New York (Dr. Neiman). Dr. Gocke is now at the United Hospitals of Newark, NJ. Dr. Neiman is now at The Methodist Hospital, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(1):158-160. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320190160028

In 1966, five existing hospitals were merged into one functioning unit, the Catholic Medical Center (CMC) of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc, New York. The CMC is located within two giant boroughs that house 2% of the total population of the United States. At our Department of Community Medicine, ambulatory services cared for 219,067 personvisits in 1971—a 61% increase in emergency visits, a 237% increase in outpatient-department visits, and a 343% increase in primary physicians in five years.