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December 1, 1951


Author Affiliations

Director, Bureau of Medical Economic Research

JAMA. 1951;147(14):1354-1359. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.73670310013014

This is the fifth in a series of publications of the Bureau of Medical Economic Research on personal consumer expenditures for medical care in relation to expenditures for other items in the consumer's budget.1 These publications are based on the data published yearly by the National Income Division of the Office of Business Economics, United States Department of Commerce, in the Survey of Current Business. They contain data for the years 1929-1949. The most recent data compiled by the Department of Commerce is presented in National Income and Product of the United States, 1929-1950:1951 Supplement to the Survey of Current Business. This edition contains, in addition to the previously published material, data for the year 1950 and revised data for 1948 and 1949. Since the Bureau of Medical Economic Research has already presented yearly data for the period 1929 through 1949, the present bulletin will contain data for 1930,