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March 16, 1935

Medical Economics

JAMA. 1935;104(11):927-928. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760110055019

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MEDICAL CARE OF THE INDIGENT IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  The Medical Society of the District of Columbia, June 2, 1934, adopted a set of principles indicating policies to be pursued in any plan for providing medical care for the indigent sick. This statement has been forwarded to all agencies concerned with the furnishing of such medical care and is to form the basis of future actions by that society.As examples of previous and present cooperation in general health activities, the statement instances the work of the medical society in health education, tuberculosis care, restricting the practice of medicine by hospitals, and guiding the movement for group hospitalization so as to safeguard against any harmful features. At the present time the society is studying, through appropriate committees, methods of setting up an agency to secure medical service by affording an opportunity to budget the cost of medical care. It

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