Doff, the philosophy maintaining that "the patient is out of danger-let nature take its course aided by a change of scenery, rest, exercise, diet and tonics" summed up the convalescent care of that era.
Doff added that, even as recently as 20 years earlier, in the early 1940s, convalescent care did not include special diets, care for cardiac patients after hospital discharge (regardless of their age), provisions for cancer patients (regardless of whether they needed continued medical or nursing care after being released from the hospital) or the care of patients with coloitomies.
By this time; Schell wrote, citing a report on the care of the sick in almshouses in New York, Virginia and North Carolina,  62% of almshouse residents were over 65 years of age, and 30% were in need of nursing care, but most were not receiving it.
Converted mansions of depression-poor landlords soon became the landmarks of another era in the care of the aged, and poor financing and capitalization of such ventures frequently resulted in even worse conditions.
In many, however, the patients are left to the care of persons who are little better off physically.
McGibony, MD, chief of the Division of Medical and Hospital Resources, Bureau of Medical Services, United States Public Health Service, dealt with financing of facilities specializing in the care of the elderly.
Inside the walls of a group practice or a hospital, physicians have many more opportunities to discover ways to explain, and then reduce, variation in outcomes of care of their patients.
Under managed competition, health care delivery systems contract directly with large employers or the purchasing agents of smaller employers for the capitated care of populations of people over time.
Buyers of health care services will require provider organizations to compete for the care of their beneficiaries on the basis of outcomes.
We have learned that most of the ethical conflicts that arise in the care of
patients can be prevented, and effectively managed when they persist, through ethically well-informed, practical policies.
The minority recommends that government care of the indigent be expanded with the ultimate object of relieving the medical profession of this burden.
Individualistic traditions are only gradually being overcome as the care of health progresses from an individual to a group responsibility.
Shortly after the start-up of operations, they hired two physicians on a full-time basis to take care of employees.
No provisions have been made in the hospital for the protracted care of.