W. Dallas Hall, M.D.; J. Willis Hurst, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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A 32-bed ward has been established at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., as an innovative type of educational environment and patient care facility. Medical patients who require detailed diagnostic evaluation are electively admitted. Unique features of the program are as follows. Patients are ambulatory and under "self-care," that is, they often serve their own meals, make their beds, take their own medications, and so forth. This requires a minimal degree of paramedical time for supervision and facilitates the speed and thoroughness with which the patient's problems can be approached. Only Senior Medical Residents or Fellows can admit patients to the
Hall WD, Hurst JW. "Self-Care" Educational Ward for Improved Indigent-Population Health Care Delivery.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:835–836. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-835_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):835-836.
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