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April 30, 1887

ANNUAL REPORTS OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(18):491. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391430015005

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Abstract

The twenty-sixth annual report of the Cincinnati Hospital, which has just been laid on our table, reminds us of the many and great advantages that would result, if all public hospitals for the sick and injured were required to make full annual reports, for which the one before us would afford an excellent pattern. It is a neatly printed pamphlet of only 78 pages, yet contains a concise description of the hospital buildings; full list of the officers, medical staff, resident physicians and nurses; complete financial statement of all receipts and expenditures, including every item of quantity and cost; the number of admissions and discharges, medical, surgical, obstetrical and gynæcological, with the particular disease or accident affecting each patient, and the results of the treatment; and also the total number treated during the year, the average time in the hospital, the total cost and the average cost per day per

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