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September 25, 1937

ORGANIZATION SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Organizational, Business, Economic and Social Aspects of Medical Practice

JAMA. 1937;109(13):17B-22B. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780390163056

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Group Hospitalization 

Note.—  This is the eleventh of a series of articles on Group Hospitalization, prepared by the Bureau of Medical Economics of the Association. When completed, the series will be available in reprint form on request at the headquarters of the Association.—Ed.

RATES  The employed person who becomes a member of a group hospitalization plan pays from $7 to $12 annually. The rate varies if the subscriber is a member of a group or an individual. Group rates are usually less. Rates for subscribers also vary according to the type of room accommodations offered. The prevailing rate is usually $9 for semiprivate facilities, with an initial enrolment fee of $1.Dependents entitled to discounts only are included for a charge of from $1 to $7.80, and dependents entitled to full services for from $10 to $35.40 annually. The variation in the rates depends on the number of

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