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February 11, 1939

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1939;112(6):543-558. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800060059017
Abstract

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION STUDY OF MEDICAL CARE 

PROVIDENCE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S REPORT 

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND  The Providence Medical Association is a district society made up of physicians located in the cities and towns listed in table 1, which are included in the survey.Table 2 lists the number of questionnaires distributed and the number returned and used in the study of the need and supply of medical care in this district. The percentage of returns shows that the welfare and relief agencies, the nurses' organizations and the health departments—the three organizations that are in daily contact with the people who are least able to pay for medical services—are well represented in this study. These organizations are in almost complete agreement on the question of the need and supply of medical care. Their answer was that they knew of no instance in which a person in need of medical services of

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