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March 25, 1933

INVESTIGATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE

JAMA. 1933;100(12):868-869. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740120006002
Abstract

The Committee on the Costs of Medical Care, after five years of activity, officially discontinued its work at the end of 1932. This committee was composed of some fifty members, among whom were representatives of the fields of private practice, public health, medical institutions and special interests, the social sciences and the general public. With the aid of a director of studies, an administrative staff and a research staff, generously supported financially by grants from several large foundations, extensive fact-finding investigations were undertaken and completed, the results of which were published in some twenty-six monographs. The implications of the facts revealed by the various studies were carefully considered, a tentative draft of recommendations was formulated and submitted to advisers and members for criticism, and on Oct. 31, 1932, a final report entitled "Medical Care for the American People" was completed. This last document contains a majority report, two minority reports,

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