This book contains the report of the Department of Public Health, designated by the Governor of Illinois as the state agency responsible for the study and planning of hospital facilities in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Hospital Survey and Construction Act. The specific plan for Illinois considers such factors as general hospital facilities and needs, tuberculosis sanatoriums, nervous and mental institutions, requirements for long term and convalescent patients, local health facilities, coordination of hospital services and the development of priority ratings for general hospital needs. Federal and state legislation pertinent to. the hospital construction program is also described, as well as socioeconomic factors, population trends, transportation and communication facilities and the availability and distribution of professional personnel.
All who are interested in the planning and organization of hospital services will find in this book a wealth of information richly illustrated and supported by statistical tables and maps.