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November 18, 1933

A Study of Rural Public Health Service for the Committee on Administrative Practice of the American Public Health Association by the Sub-Committee on Rural Health Work.

JAMA. 1933;101(21):1665. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740460067031

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Abstract

The Committee on Administrative Practice of the American Public Health Association sponsors this study of health work in rural regions in the United States. The material is based on a study of forty-six counties which were surveyed in detail by field workers for the committee. Of these, twenty-seven were organized, that is to say, had an organized county health department under the direction of a full-time medical health officer, with a staff of one or more nurses, inspectors, clerks and other full-time employees. The remaining nineteen counties were unorganized, having various types of part-time health service or virtually no health service except in name. In addition, a questionnaire was sent to 467 county health officers in thirty-four states where a full-time county health service was in operation in 1929, and 337 counties, including the twenty-seven surveyed, supplied information suitable to permit of tabulations. In a brief review it is impossible

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