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Article
January 1929

Nurses, Patients and Pocketbooks.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(1):144. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130240147014

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Abstract

This is a report on a nation-wide study of supply and demand in nursing service. It is in a sense a preliminary report in a projected five years' study of the nursing situation by a committee of twenty-one members, fourteen of whom are officially appointed by the national organizations and seven elected as members-atlarge. This is a fact-finding committee organized for the purpose of grading training schools.

The first part of the volume is devoted to information on the economics of nursing; the second part to an analysis of this information.

It was the original intent of the committee to first take up the grading of training schools, but it was later decided to study the supply and demand for nurses. This study reveals a marked oversupply in the face of a rapidly increasing number of graduates. They estimate that 17,500 graduated in 1926, compared with 3,456 in 1900. The

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