Health Resources in the United States: Personnel, Facilities, and Services

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CONTENTS
PAGE
PREFACEv
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSvii
INTRODUCTION1
PART I. HEALTH OF THE NATION: VITAL STATISTICS
CHAPTER
I. HEALTH PROGRESS SINCE 19009
II. VARIATIONS IN THE LEVEL OF HEALTH14
Mortality15
Sex and Color15
Urban-Rural16
Interstate Comparisons18
The Use of Health Facilities in Childbirth20
Maternal Mortality34
Stillbirths38
Infant Mortality40
Morbidity44
Committee on the Costs of Medical Care Study44
National Health Survey , 1935-3647
The Baltimore Survey49
The Michigan Survey51
Blue Cross Experience51
PART II. PERSONNEL
III. PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, NURSES60
Physicians60
Dentists69
Nurses72
IV. OTHER HEALTH PERSONNEL79
Auxiliary Nursing Personnel80
Midwives81
Dental Hygienists82
Medical Technologists and Technicians82
X-ray Technicians83
Physical Therapists83
Occupational Therapists84
Medical and Psychiatric Social Workers84
Psychologists85
Dietitians and Nutritionists86
Pharmacists87
Optometrists88

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  • The Brookings Institution ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Tables xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Health of the Nation: Vital Statistics 5
  • Chapter I - Health Progress Since 1900 9
  • Chapter II - Variations in the Level of Health 14
  • Part II - Personnel 55
  • Chapter III - Physicians, Dentists, Nurses 60
  • Chapter V - Medical Group Practice 96
  • Part III - Facilities and Services 111
  • Chapter VI - Hospitals and Related Facilities 114
  • Chapter VII - Specified Diseases and Disabilities 135
  • Chapter VIII - Environmental Health 199
  • Chapter IX - Special Beneficiary Classes 215
  • Chapter X - Health Service in Industry 241
  • Appendixes 277
  • Index 333
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