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January 1943

Hospital Discharge Study: Volume I. Hospitals and Hospital Patients in New York City.

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By Neva R. Deardorff, Ph.D., and Marta Fraenkel, M.D. Price, $1.00. Pp. 209, with 58 tables. New York: Welfare Council of New York City, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;65(1):192-194. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010130201013

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An analysis of 576,623 patients discharged from hospitals in the city of New York in 1933 brought to light many interesting comparisons. The study was made by the Research Bureau of the Welfare Council of New York City, with the assistance of state and city work relief authorities and the Works Progress Administration.

The three fulfilled objectives were: "(1) To provide a picture of serious sickness conditions in New York City through the analysis of the patients discharged from hospitals in the city during the course of one year; (2) To provide a picture of the demand for hospital care of the various types of service and control from the sick of... all age groups, creeds, races, economic and social status; (3) To study the methodological problems attendant upon the various phases of reporting on hospital patients as a routine procedure, particularly to see whether and to what extent hospitals

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