This week The Journal presents the sixth annual compilation of statistics regarding hospital service in the United States. The information is presented in a manner showing as nearly as can be done at this time the hospital's relationship to medical education. The care rendered to hospital patients depends largely on the extent to which the educational function is developed.
PRESENT SUPPLY OF HOSPITALS
Excluding some that are deemed unworthy of publication, there are now listed 6,946 hospitals in the United States having a total capacity of 859,445 beds, an increase of fifty hospitals and 22,869 beds since a year ago. If the hospitals in the United States possessions were included, the number this year would be increased by 248 hospitals and an additional capacity of 20,894 beds. Through the courteous cooperation received from officers of Canadian hospitals, figures 1 are published showing 458 hospitals in the Dominion of Canada, the
HOSPITAL SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES. JAMA. 1927;88(11):840–841. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680370068009
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