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January 21, 1939

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION STUDY OF MEDICAL CARE

JAMA. 1939;112(3):243-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800030053016
Abstract

OHIO STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION REPORT  The first summaries by states of the Study of the Need and Supply of Medical Care are now being received. One feature already forecast in the reports from county medical societies stands out even more prominently in the summaries for entire states—that is, the splendid cooperation received from affiliated agencies. Nearly every county medical society so far reporting has stated that a larger percentage of replies has been received from the eight questionnaires sent to welfare organizations, health departments, hospitals, nurses, schools and colleges than from those sent to physicians and dentists. The Ohio State Medical Association reports the same results from an entire state.This emphasizes one of the peculiarly valuable characteristics of the survey by the American Medical Association. While the study is conducted under the auspices of organized medicine, information is sought from every source that may be able to contribute any

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