The Annual Report on Hospital Service in the United States is based on census reports submitted by registered hospitals in the United States, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone and the Virgin Islands. Census blanks are distributed to all registered hospitals annually, and these form the basis for official listings of registered hospitals, hospitals approved for internship and residency training, approved technical schools, as well as for special studies. The reporting period may represent a calendar year or the latest twelve month period for which statistics are available. Compilation and correction of the data continue to date of publication.
The current report for 1947 contains: (1) the official list of hospitals registered by the American Medical Association in accordance with standards formulated by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals as adopted by the House of Delegates, including symbols designating those hospitals approved for internship and residency training by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, hospitals approved by the American College of Surgeons as meeting unconditionally its minimum requirements for standardization, and