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August 1958

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.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(2):338. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260200166025

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This volume is the first report of a questionnaire survey on medical care, including preventive medicine, begun in 1952 under the surveillance of a special study group of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (H. I. P.). The book contains thirteen chapters and eight appendices which together form a wealth of information on prepaid medical care. Chapters cover the following items among others: objectives and methods of the household survey; insurance status of household members; physician contacts, 1951; persons and families with family physicians; pediatric services; morbidity, disability and medical care related to specific illness conditions; hospital expenses, 1951; attended dental conditions, and preventive health services. The appendices relate to survey methodology and sampling design, with a record of detailed statistical tables on file.

The undertaking of H. I. P. in 1947 was a pioneering venture of the first magnitude in a relatively uncharted field. Much money has

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