The Number of Beds for Tuberculous Patients
As compared with conditions before the war, the municipal center for the care of tuberculous patients has undergone extensive development, as may be seen from the report of the public health service of Vienna. In 1903 there were only three institutions, with 475 beds available for tuberculous patients. In 1926 there were nine tuberculosis institutes with a total of 1,115 beds; in addition there were 328 beds in the tuberculosis pavilion of the municipal hospital, 531 beds in the old people's home, and 373 beds in other institutions, which the city of Vienna has permanently rented. The total amounts to 2,347 beds. Furthermore, there are nine consultation centers for tuberculosis patients in operation, where trained physicians and nurses see to it that patients are directed to the right institution or are placed under proper supervision. In 1926, 15,084 examinations of suspects were made.