Chronically Ill Patients Referred for Discharge From the Mount Sinai Hospital, January 1, 1951 to December 31, 1951 to Determine the Community Facilities With Emphasis on Difficult Dispositions
Background of the Study. The greatness and stability of this nation and of the world depend upon the health and high productivity of its people. Good health - both mental and physical - is essential in order that people may work efficiently and happily and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Medical science has made great advances in promoting good health and in helping the average person to live longer by eradicating the pestilential diseases and in controlling the infectious diseases. With the increase in the aging population a new problem is now confronting medical science, the problem of chronic disease. The incidence of diseases regarded as chronic has appeared in such a large proportion of the population that it has been named the number one health problem. As a result it has called the attention of both governmental agencies and private philanthropic organizations to study and attack the problem. On the basis of the National Health Survey 177 persons out of every thousand have a chronic disease. Thus the problem can no longer be regarded primarily as a humanitarian one, but must be seen as one having important social and economic consequences for the nation as a whole.
Health care management|Social work|Aging
Leonardi, Josephine B, "Chronically Ill Patients Referred for Discharge From the Mount Sinai Hospital, January 1, 1951 to December 31, 1951 to Determine the Community Facilities With Emphasis on Difficult Dispositions" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557616.