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Medical students often wonder at the system which devotes weeks of care in hospital to a decompensated heart case and discharges him to work for a living, suffer a relapse and return to the hospital. Graduate physicians have too often come to accept such illogical and wasteful use of medical facilities. However, today there is widespread interest in the development of chronic hospitals and of convalescent homes for the treatment of patients requiring institutional medical care of less elaborate nature but of greater length than can be given in the general hospital.
The proceedings of this well planned conference held
Convalescent Care: Proceedings of the Conference Held under the Auspices of the Committee on Public Health Relations of the New York Academy of Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;14:538–539. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-3-538_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(3):538-539.
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