Case Report

A Plan for the Conversion of a Tuberculosis Hospital to an Intermediate Facility for the Care of the Long-Term Case: The Importance of Such A Facility in Community Planning for the Medical Care of the Chronically Ill

Authors: E M. HOLMES, JR., M.D., CARL W. LaFRATTA, M.D., W. R. HARTON, JR., B.S., ALAN N. YOUNG, B.S., BOHN LINDEMANN, M.A.

Abstract

This is a very important paper in its description of a means of meeting a growing problem in every community. The problem is that of chronic illness, more often in the aged, but actually in all age groups. A solution is offered to provide hospital care beyond the acute phase of the illness, to provide rehabilitation and at a lesser cost to the taxpayer than maintaining a bed in the expensive environment of a general hospital. A few communities are facing this problem, many more will need to in coming years.

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