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November 8, 1924

The Hospital Situation in Greater New York. Report of a Survey of Hospitals in New York City by the Public Health Committee of the New York Academy of Medicine.

JAMA. 1924;83(19):1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660190062041

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This is a splendid survey of existing hospital facilities in New York. It contains much practical knowledge about running hospitals. An historical sketch carries the reader down through the various stages of development to the present. The object of the survey was to ascertain the existing hospital services in the metropolis, to analyze their excellent points and defects, and to make suggestions for improvements. Besides the data covering the hospital situation in the metropolis, there is included a vast amount of well chosen information that is of general interest, especially the chapters on the problem of illness, hospital finances, records, and other subjects that concern hospital administrators everywhere. The chapter on hospital administration, especially, concerns the usual problems with which the management of a hospital has to contend, and also tells about cooperative buying by many hospitals in New York City. The chapter on the nursing situation analyzes the conditions

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