CARE OF CHRONICALLY ILL PATIENTS
The Commission on Chronic Illness, which was founded by the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, and the American Public Welfare Association, has formulated recommendations concerning the development and utilization of facilities for patients with long-term illness. While the complete report will be issued in the future by the commission, the following abstract is presented for the readers ofThe Journal. It is reproduced verbatim from a news letter issued by the commission.—Ed.
1. Care of the chronically ill is inseparable from general medical care. While it presents certain special aspects, it cannot be medically isolated without running serious dangers of deterioration of quality of care and medical stagnation.2 [2 "Planning for the Chronically Ill." Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 11, 1947; American Journal of Public Health, Oct. 1947; Public Welfare, Oct. 1947.]