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April 21, 1956

Planning New Institutional Facilities for Long-Term Care

JAMA. 1956;160(16):1437. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960510063026

Miss Nicholson has had a vast experience in the development of institutions for the care of the chronically ill. As a consequence, this book is based on the knowledge gained from the establishment of 100 new facilities as well as of a number of new units in this category added to existing facilities in the Chicago area in recent years. Homes for the aged, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and units for long-term care attached to general hospitals were set up. In the introduction, Miss Nicholson calls attention to the fact that what is needed is not beds but good facilities. The original thinking and planning, therefore, must be sound when such facilities are constructed. The first section of the book is devoted to the question of whether there is a real need for the proposed units. If so, what type and kind should they be, who will be responsible for

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