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September 26, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(13):987-989. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670130049020

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State Aid for Hospitals  The ministry of health issued a statement with regard to the report of the Voluntary Hospital Commission on accommodations in England and Wales. The distribution of the government grant of $2,500,000 and the corresponding effort made by voluntary agencies have resulted in a marked improvement in the serious financial position of the voluntary hospitals after the war, so far, at least, as current maintenance expenditure is involved. Attention has since been directed particularly to the need for the provision of additional voluntary hospital accommodation. Early in 1924, the minister of health asked the Voluntary Hospital Commission to report the extent of the additional voluntary hospital accommodation required in England and Wales, and the best means of providing and maintaining it. The commission in its report points out that there is no general agreement on the number of hospital beds required for a given unit of the

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