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December 28, 1957

Health and Medical Care in New York City: A Report by the Committee for the Special Research Project in the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York

JAMA. 1957;165(17):2240-2241. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980350098032

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Abstract

This volume is the initial report of a questionnaire survey on health and medical care undertaken in New York City in 1952 under the auspices of a special study group of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (H. I. P). Outlined are the objectives of this study: to examine the extent to which the New York City population is covered by insurance for hopitalization and medical care, and the extent to which persons are covered by more than one insurance plan; to study the demographic and social characteristics of the general New York City population, of the population covered by H. I. P., and of the population covered by other insurance plans; to compare the medical needs of the population of New York City and of the group insured by H. I. P.; to compare the amount of medical care, including preventive services, received by the general population

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