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August 21, 1926

THE STANDARDIZED HOSPITAL AS A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR BETTER PHYSICIANS AND NURSES

JAMA. 1926;87(8):546-548. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680080012004
Abstract

By a "standardized" hospital is meant one in which the grounds, buildings, equipment, methods and personnel are developed up to or beyond the requirements of a standard or schedule of requirements fixed by some standardizing agency. The remarkable fact has been the prompt recognition by hospital superintendents, staff and other personnel of the needs for hospital improvement and the ready acquiescence to the suggestions made by the several standardizing agencies. Rather than a drafted army, which, to escape a penalty, follows a flag or standard, the hospitals are more fittingly referred to as an army of enthusiastic volunteer workers who, after all, in all worthwhile work, are those who accomplish the most.

THE STIMULUS FOR IMPROVEMENT  The improvement in hospitals, as in medical schools, has been a natural result of the tremendous increase in medical knowledge during the last fifty years. The activities of Pasteur gave an impetus to medical

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