This paper is submitted as an analysis of experiences with a pressing problem in a small hospital which attempts to meet modern diagnostic and therapeutic demands.
The Emergency Hospital is a 120-bed institution operated by a religious order in one of the older sections of the city which is in the process of rehabilitation. The inhabitants of this area are representative of the low income and indigent group found in any of our larger cities. The area has a higher average age, and a large percentage of the population are migrants from various southern areas. There are social, economic, and skid row problems and in general a typical outpatient clientele, which requires medical as well as other forms of social reenforcement. The hospital has been in this area for 70 years and finds itself a haven for the homeless, maladjusted, and the seriously ill. Along with these problems the downtown
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