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Is One Laboratory in Town Enough?

  • Joel E. Mortensen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 349)

Abstract

Hospitals have had enormous economic and sociological importance in the United States. The roughly six thousand community hospitals in the United States account for more than 4% of the gross national product. Hospitals directly employ more than three million persons. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people are employed providing goods and services to the hospital industry, along with more than 300,000 physicians.1,2,4

Keywords

Medical Staff Microbiology Laboratory Laboratory Service Hospital Industry Formal Meeting 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel E. Mortensen
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Christopher’s Hospital for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA

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