This is the second of a series of articles on Group Hospitalization, prepared by the Bureau of Medical Economics of the Association, which is to be published weekly in theAmerican Medical Association Organization Section. When completed, the series will be available in reprint form on request at the headquarters of the Association.—Ed.In certain states the compensation laws permitted the formation of associations to provide medical and hospital care for employees entitled to compensation and authorized payroll deductions from employees. Such associations almost surreptitiously added medical care and hospitalization for noncompensable injuries and illnesses and brought a loosely constructed organization into the medical and hospital fields. In other states the laws permitted the expansion of medical services provided by employers to care for noncompensable as well as compensable conditions, but most state laws stipulated that employers alone should pay for compensation claims. To
ORGANIZATION SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical AssociationDevoted to the Organizational, Business, Economic and Social Aspects of Medical Practice. JAMA. 1937;108(26):149B–158B. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780260191050
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