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By MARTIN CAROLINE R.. , M.D., Director, Central Medical Statistical Bureau, New York Department of Hospitals. 89 pages. J. B. Lippincott; , Philadelphia: . 1933.. Price, —1.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(10):1333. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-7-10-1333_2
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This small handbook gives a brief description of the system of hospital statistics used in the Department of Hospitals in the City of New York and it describes an up-to-the-minute method of securing this very important material. Most hospitals compile some form of case histories but "surprising little thought seems to have been given to the question of what to do with these records after they have served their immediate purpose in the treatment of patients. Obviously these millions of individual case histories must contain the answer to many pressing problems both medical and administrative."

Every hospital should have a


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