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The planning and administration of a modern hospital involve more details than any one man can master alone, be he physician, architect, trustee or superintendent. The Hospital Year-book presents a collection of information representing the contributions of a score or more of experienced hospital executives, architects and consultants. The first 200 pages consist mainly of concentrated check lists covering every conceivable detail in planning for ward patients and private patients; surgical facilities for the general hospital; the outpatient department; the maternity, children's, tuberculosis and psychopathic departments for the general hospital; contagious wards for the general hospital; laboratories; x-ray department; physical therapy facilities; hospital laundries; hospital kitchens, and the nurses' home. It is not assumed that any hospital would include in its plans everything that is suggested. These lists are indispensable in the selection of proper equipment, devices, supplies, materials and layout. Following the planning section are articles on small hospitals,
The Hospital Yearbook: A Reference Book on Planning, Equipment, Administration and Purchasing. JAMA. 1935;104(6):503–504. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760060071033
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